Self-isolation frees up time and encourages creativity: everyone around is gushing with new ideas. If nothing fresh and interesting comes to your mind, it's probably a matter of habits.
1. You do not move much
If you work remotely and relax in the evening, lying on the couch, you may notice a decline in productivity. When a person moves a little, the brain receives less oxygen. Hence the fatigue, decreased performance, drowsiness. Sports will help: during them, oxygen enters the brain - due to this it works better than the diet. Plus regular workouts increase size of hippocampus and improves memory the hippocampus is the part of the brain that is responsible for attention and long-term memory. By the way, in order to be engaged, it is not at all necessary to leave the house, it is enough just to ventilate the room well before and after training.
2. You think too much and analyze
Remember how often you do not do something because you worry about the opinions of others. Compare yourself with others and do not start the task just because you are afraid to fail beforehand. Or sort through all the old failures and mistakes in your head. Such thoughts only interfere, and you need to get rid of them.
3. You are eating wrong
If you often cannot concentrate, constantly feel tired or sad, start to memorize worse, and have difficulty controlling emotions, you may be eating too much sweet food.
4. You do not have enough inspiration
You do not know where to get ideas, everything seems too mundane and uninteresting. Because of this, you do the work and daily tasks on the machine, leaving no room for improvisation and creativity.
5. You have a mess on your desktop
If you are sitting at the table right now, take a look around. A pile of papers, a mug with cooled coffee, books, a thousand pens, a mountain of souvenirs - if you saw any of this, it’s time for cleaning. Disorder negatively affects attention, interferes with work and come up with new ideas.
6. You are constantly busy with something
If you don’t work, then sit on social networks, read books, watch videos, TV shows or movies. It may seem like a rest to you, but your brain thinks differently. He is constantly busy - receives and processes a huge stream of information, but he simply does not have time and energy to come up with something his own, fresh and interesting.
7. You are lacking in vitamins and minerals
If you do not follow a balanced diet, then you may not get enough useful elements. Hence, not only the lack of productivity and creativity, but also weakness, deterioration in the quality of hair and skin, apathy and other consequences.
5 ideas that only need paper, pencils and pens. Children during quarantine are easily getting boring. That’s why, Bemorepanda decided to collect the best games for children and parents to play during quarantine.
A fun and simple game in which you need to create stories. Each person takes a piece of paper, writes one adjective on top. Then he folds the paper to close the word, and transfers it to another player in a circle. On a new sheet you need to write a name. Then the actions are repeated.
The order further should be as follows:
one more name;
what the characters do;
what the first said to the second;
what the second answered;
what happened after;
what people thought.
Words can change, for example, instead of the names of people, you can write the names of animals. You can also add additional moves, for example, indicate what was worn on the person. Try to come up with funnier options to make the story as fun as possible.
2. Puppet theater
To make dolls yourself, cut out the drawn figures or pictures from magazines and glue a thin (3-4 cm) strip of paper to their back. Glue or staple the ends of the strip. Now, improvised dolls can be put on your finger and play with them any funny scenes. And if you have a printer, dolls can be printed.
You can also put a real theatrical performance at home. To do this, you need to come up with a fun story, draw or print masks of heroes (for example, fairy-tale characters or animals), put them on your faces and get used to the role.
3. Dots and squares
Ideally, a piece of paper is needed for the game. Draw a wide square - this is a playing field. Take two multi-colored felt-tip pens or a pencil. The first player draws a line two cages in length anywhere inside the field. Then the other player must do the same.
If there is no sheet in the cage at hand, use the usual one. Draw a playing field, and inside at the same distance - about 1 cm - place the dots. The move will be the connection of two points with a horizontal or vertical line.
Your task is to paint over all or almost all of the edges of the cell with your own color: 3 or 4 edges - your cell, if 2 by 2 - it goes to the player who set the final line. Inside the filled square, write the letter of your name. Whose squares will be more, he won.
Crossword puzzles can be found on the Internet or compiled by yourself. To make words easier, choose a topic, such as colors, space, or animals. You can use puzzles as tasks.
To help your child learn math, you can use examples instead of verbal questions. But the child will still need to enter answers in the crossword puzzle in words. For example, 4 + 4 =? Answer: eight.
5. Crocodile on paper
The principle is the same as in the classic game: one participant explains to others the hidden word. Only it needs to be drawn, not gestured.
If you play together or three, everyone comes up with his own words. If you are four or more, guess each other's words one by one: who guesses, he draws as follows.
Bemorepanda found out what to expect after lifting the restrictions. During quarantine we found out industries that are supposed to grow up rapidly during quarantine. We started using service that maybe where unnecessary for us before the pandemic. Here are the industries that are going to have a great success after the quarantine ends.
1. Grocery retail
No matter what happens, people will be hungry. In a stressful situation, we buy even more products. The process of absorption of food calms, and stocks on the shelves alleviate anxiety: suddenly that, and in the house there is buckwheat and potatoes.
2. Courier services
Grocery stores were allowed not to close; other shopping facilities were less fortunate. They, as well as public catering establishments, are saved by courier services that take delivery on themselves. If you leave the house (exclusively on business, of course), you can see how many people in the street are in branded clothes. They all carry something to someone. So the increase in revenue and the staff of courier services is a natural consequence of quarantine measures.
3. Online education
Learning through the Internet is a trend of recent years. It’s convenient when you don’t need to go to an English tutor through the whole city or you can get a profession sitting on your own couch. The web has many courses on any subject - from painting to physics. The pandemic added to the number of online students those who decided to learn something from boredom or who risk losing their profession in a crisis.
4. IT area
Prior to the advent of coronavirus, this industry did not complain about stagnation, but the pandemic gave it new growth points. One of them is tools for business. Due to restrictive measures, conservative spheres, which slowly and reluctantly went online, were forced to accelerate. Someone met a pandemic with outdated, barely working sites, while someone didn’t have a debug channel at all. All this required immediate intervention. This is where IT services came in handy.
5. Home fitness products
The pandemic dispersed into the apartments and lovers of fitness equipment, and runners, and people involved in horizontal bars. All of them had to decide the issue of training at home. Therefore, the demand for compact exercise machines, elastic bands and expanders, weights and dumbbells has grown.
Interest in online training has increased. If for fitness centers this is an attempt to upgrade the brand and save at least some kind of income, then for those who initially relied on it, this is a great opportunity for growth.
6. Juridic services
The demand for legal assistance does not come from a good life. Unfortunately, the pandemic creates all the conditions to throw people’s problems. We have to solve issues related to the closure of the business, job cuts, job loss, the use of credit and other banking products.
7. Intimate goods
On the one hand, the self-isolation regime closed access to new acquaintances and non-binding sex, and even loners would like to be released in a stressful situation. On the other hand, the couples were locked together.
Movies about dragons are always colorful and breathtaking. Classic hand-drawn animation, modern 3D-graphics and exciting multi-part projects.
The hobbit Bilbo Baggins, in the company of the wizard Gandalf and the Dwarves, sets out on a journey to recover the treasures of the Kingdom of Piedmont that were captured by the insidious dragon Smog.
The Flight of Dragons
Inventor Peter Dickinson through the efforts of the sorcerer Carolinus finds himself in a fairyland where good wizards and dragons live. The hero has to defeat the evil magician Omaddan. The only trouble is that Peter accidentally turns into a dragon.
Mulan's parents expect their daughter to become a worthy bride, but the girl does not manage to impress the stern matchmaker, despite all the efforts. It suddenly turns out that every family is obliged to send one man to the war. Then Mulan, without saying anything to his relatives, goes there instead of his old and sick father. Only here in China, women are forbidden to serve in the army. Therefore, the heroine pretends to be a young man, but at any moment she can be revealed and severely punished.
Quest for Camelot
Girl Kylie wants to join the ranks of the Knights of the Round Table, but when the villain Rubert kills her father, the noble Sir Lionel, the heroine has to flee. Over the years, it turns out that the villain has again planned the evil and is going to enslave the whole world with the help of dark magic. Then Kylie goes on a trip to prevent Rubert, and new friends help her in this - the blind hermit Garrett, his falcon Aiden and the funny two-headed dragon.
A huge green ogre named Shrek is completely satisfied with his bachelor life in the swamp. But once his idyll is violated by fabulous creatures expelled from the kingdom by order of the evil Lord Farquhad. To get back silence and calm, the hero must free Princess Fiona. She is imprisoned in a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. The ogre will be assisted by the annoying talking Donkey.
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
While moving to a new home, the girl Chihiro with her mom and dad got lost and wandered into a strange empty city. Having a snack there, parents turn into pigs and, together with their daughter, find themselves in a world of ghosts and demons ruled by the sorceress Yubaba. Now Chihiro needs to serve the witch and come up with a plan to save relatives.
Chasseurs de dragons
Girl Zoe meets the brave dragon fighters Guizdo and Lin-Chu and leads them to her uncle. He invites friends to accomplish a feat and kill the most terrible monster that has ever existed in the world. The company plans to slowly run away with an advance, but Zoe’s enthusiasm stops them, so the team really goes on a very dangerous trip.
How to Train Your Dragon
Severe Vikings are used to not letting dragons terrorize them. But once among the islanders there is a boy who understands that these animals are not at all as dangerous as is commonly believed.
The administrative coordinator Keri Nelson from the American station Palmer and Robert Taylor from the British Rothera base in Antarctica spoke about life on the only continent that was not affected by the coronavirus pandemic, reports CNN.
According to the coordinator, now on the mainland everyone is happy to be in a place that is not at risk due to an epidemic that has swept the whole world.
Moreover, Nelson feels guilty for the fact that she can not be near loved ones at the time of the impending threat. The coordinator, along with colleagues, monitors what is happening in the world.
At the same time, Robert Taylor shares with the agency his thoughts that at first he did not think about the situation seriously, but now he understands how the whole world has changed due to the pandemic.
Now, according to the field guide, he has more freedom than he would at home. The Briton emphasizes that he and his colleagues were lucky to be in Antarctica, where they can safely continue to work.