7 habits that prevent you from being productive during quarantine
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.
China seems to be hit by a new wave of coronavirus. People in the northeast of the country can only leave the house for strictly necessary shopping. This time it would be a form of the virus that has mutated. The symptoms of the infection appear later and the disease is more difficult to cure. Authorities imposed containment measures on the affected area.
Chinese officials have imposed quarantine restrictions on two cities in northeast China's Jilin province. Jilin is part of a larger province in the Dongbei region - home to more than 100 million people. Health authorities have raised the alert in the area, writes express.co.uk.
About 40,000 residents of Jilin and Shulan were tested for coronavirus after officials were alerted to a possible new outbreak.
In Jilin, authorities stopped all major transport links to and from neighboring cities until further notice. In Shulan, all villages and residential complexes were closed after a similar outbreak of COVID-19 cases last week.
Residents are allowed to leave their homes only for essential reasons, but not more than two hours, once every two days. However, delivery services have been largely shut down, and anti-fever drugs are banned from pharmacies to prevent people from hiding their symptoms.
Schools, public places and public transport have been closed. Children can only play outside if they wear masks, and health care workers have returned to protective equipment, writes Bloomberg.
Strict measures have raised concerns, as people believed the nation's worst epidemic was over. The fear spread to nearby areas, although no cases have been officially reported in those places.
The virus in the new outbreak has mutated
The new virus that hit northeast China is behaving differently from the one in Wuhan, and researchers say it has undergone mutations. Patients in China's new outbreaks appear to be carrying the virus for a longer period of time and need a longer recovery time. In addition, the symptoms of the disease are felt more than two weeks after infection, say Chinese specialists, which makes it difficult to detect new cases.
However, it seems that patients rarely have a fever, and the virus affects only the lungs, not the other organs as is the case with the form discovered in Wuhan. Moreover, it is believed that the new form of coronavirus is actually exported from abroad, the analysis of the strain of the new form of the virus resembling that of Russia.
The coronavirus pandemic forces most people to dramatically change their daily routine, given to the isolation measures taken by the authorities. It is important to organize our time correctly and have a productive quarantine.
5 important elements in a day's program!
In this written schedule we must keep in mind, in writing, five elements daily:
• Basic activities (eg hygiene, meal, study / service, interpersonal relationship, play / relaxation, sleep). •Psychologists stress the importance of dieting "which needs to be controlled rigorously to be healthy" and sports activities, both of which contribute to maintaining good health.
•At least one behavior that we enjoy: watching a movie / reading a book / sport, etc.
•At least one defining behavior in our personality: "If we are sociable / extroverted, we can call for social support those who need it."
•At least one behavior related to our set of values / principles and then we focus on making decisions: "If generosity is a value for you, you can volunteer to help in this period," details the psychologist.
Socializing behaviors seen as an antidote to stress: “Physical isolation does not mean psychosocial isolation. In this process of socialization, although it is good to plan many activities together in the couple / family, it must be left a personal space, ”explains David.
The program must be checked, that’s the best way to respect the schedule.
The psychologist states that "it is important for someone to check us, once or twice a day, that we follow and implement the schedule, especially for those of us who know we have difficulties in self-discipline. This supportive monitoring is fundamental especially for the elderly in isolation and can be done by relatives or friends. " If the schedule is not implemented effectively, David recommends "we analyze the causes, eliminate them and redo it until it becomes accepted."
"These practices will become a new healthy routine of life, some things can be kept then in the post-crisis period!", Concludes the psychologist.
The health of 55-year-old British Prime Minister Boris Johnson decreased rapidly and on Sunday at 8.00 pm he was taken by ambulance and taken to the London hospital. After some analysis, he was sent to a private reserve. But the cough persisted and the prime minister suffocated, so on Monday he was transferred to intensive care, where he is now.
Boris Johnson goes through hard times, his life being endangered by contamination with the new coronavirus. On Friday, April 3, 55-year-old Johnson charged with fever, coughing and persistent fatigue. This came just a day after the test for COVID-19 came out positive. Knowing that he is robust and can carry "a mere cold" on his feet, Johnson has refused to step down from the government. On Sunday night, however, after a teleconference via Zoom, a doctor suggested that he quickly should call the ambulance because it is not good what is going on with him. At 20.00 he arrived at St. Thomas, and after some analysis, came to intensive care.
Despite the serious situation of the prime minister, a close relative of his told the Daily Mail that Boris Johnson is not connected to the mechanically assisted breathing apparatus. It happens 10 weeks before he turns 56, Boris goes through dramatic moments. He was forced to hand over the helm to the British Government's Foreign Minister Dominic Raab. It held on Tuesday the first government meeting on the COVID-19 crisis.
You can’t find a protective mask in pharmacies or it’s price is hitting you? If you want to protect yourself, a mask to cover the mouth and nose can be made at home. However, a textile mask is not as effective as a surgical one, but it is very useful during this period. If you do not know how to sew, with a scissors, a piece of material and two hair bands you can make a protective mask.
The American Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has reverted to previous recommendations made in the context of the pandemic and currently believes that wearing simple masks in textiles could slow the spread of coronavirus.
Instructions for making your home a protective mask
The material used should be cut in such a way that it is wide and long enough to cover your nose and mouth
The material should be bent at length.
At each end tie a hair elastic.
Bring the ends tied inwards.
Arrange the mask near the mouth and nose and fasten the elastics behind the ears.
It is important to know:
•Simple surgical masks have a much higher protection than textiles.
• Even if we wear a mask, we must keep at least 3 steps away from the others.
•We disinfect / wash our hands before and after putting on our masks and do not touch them when wearing them.
•After each use, the textile masks must be washed: a washing machine is sufficient.
•Such textile masks are especially useful in places where physical distance is difficult to maintain: queues, small shops or pharmacies, crowded means of transport, etc.
• This recommendation can be used as an additional public health measure.
• The CDC emphasizes that textile masks should not be worn by children under 2 years of age or by persons with respiratory problems.
• The materials from which the textile masks are made do not sufficiently protect the hospital environment.
•The World Health Organization strongly recommends wearing surgical masks or special protective masks in the hospital environment.
Boris Johnson, who became infected with coronavirus, was transferred to the intensive care unit. His pregnant girlfriend doesn’t want to be tested.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was diagnosed with coronavirus a week ago. Jhonson was previously hospitalized with coronavirus, he was transferred to the intensive care unit. The reason was the worsening of his condition.
When Johnson was hospitalized The Downing Street premier's office issued a statement saying that, at the doctors' advice, Boris Johnson agreed to be admitted to the hospital for a thorough set of tests. The decision was made in the context in which the 10-day coronavirus symptoms presented by Boris Johnson do not improve, on the contrary. "At the recommendation of his doctors, the prime minister was admitted to the hospital for analysis," a statement from his Downing Street office said.
"The prime minister thanks the medical staff for his incredible effort and asks the population to respect the Government's recommendations to stay indoors, to protect the national health system and to save lives", it is shown at the end of the document.
Boris Johnson's fiancée, Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant, announced on Saturday that she had the main symptoms of coronavirus on Twitter and that she is feeling better after seven days of rest. "I spent the last week in bed, with the main symptoms of coronavirus. I didn't need to be tested, and after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and recover, "noted Symonds.
According to The Guardian, Carrie Symonds has been isolating herself since Johnson was tested positive. The prime minister remained in isolation at the Downing Street residence, while Symonds, who normally lives with Johnson, posted a photo of her in self-isolation at Camberwell with his dog Dilyn.
Boris Johnson's fiancée is five years younger than the prime minister's eldest daughter..
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds entered British history as the first married couple in Downing Street, the premier's official residence in London. Carrie Symonds, former Conservative Party communications adviser before being named 'First Girlfriend', has remained quiet since the installation on Downing Street.
Boris Johnson already has four children since his second marriage to Marina Wheeler, and his eldest daughter is five years older than his girlfriend.