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.
The week of May 11-15 is an important one for many European countries! Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria and the Czech Republic are among the first to start the "great relaxation" of the restrictive measures imposed by COVID-19. Even if the rules imposed by the authorities are simple, no one respected the social distance and did not keep his mask on when he reached the terraces.
WHO experts and local authorities have imposed four simple rules of countries trying to return to normal:
1. keep a social distance of 1.5 meters;
2. to impose frequent hand washing;
3. to impose the wearing of protective masks in public spaces;
4. to do everything possible to prevent social overcrowding.
None of these rules have been followed since Monday in the main European countries.
The banks of the Seine were flooded by thousands of Parisians eager to socialize after being isolated for more than 50 days. The beautiful weather erased with the sponge from the collective memory the devastating balance caused by COVID-19: 178,000 sick and 27,000 dead. But they were not the only Europeans to "relax" over a beer.
In Prague, Czech Republic, thousands of locals took advantage of the beautiful weather and drank huge amounts of beer right on the sidewalks. However, only 8,200 contaminations and 260 deaths were recorded in the Czech Republic, due to prompt action by the authorities.
The Belgians also forgot about masks for months, but they respected social distance. They drank their beers in the parks, because the terraces and bars are still closed. Belgium recorded 54,000 illnesses and 8,800 deaths.
The terraces were also opened in Switzerland on Monday, after the authorities announced the balance of the two months of nightmare: 30,000 contaminations and 1,800 deaths.
The terraces and promenades in Madrid, Barcelona and Tarragona were stormed and people drank cold beer forgetting that they are not allowed to gather in groups of 10 people and must wear masks.
After recording a record balance of 270,000 contaminations and over 27,000 deaths, Spain's population of 47 million seems to ignore the recommendations of the government led by Pedro Sanchez, which recommends caution. “The temptation of a cold beer is too great and no one thinks about the consequences ".
The Austrians were more cautious than their German neighbors and have not yet opened the terraces and bars, preferring to drink beer in the parks at the appropriate distance. In the north-eastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the restaurants opened on Saturday, but only two people sat at the tables and drank beer in a mug with surgical gloves in their hands.
During quarantine people spend a lot of time online, Bemorepanda decided to collect some interesting websites for you to randomize your online life. Today we read a lot of news and are tired to watch the feed on our social media. It’s time to give yourself a break from all the breaking news and release stress.
Maybe you will get entertained to play a virtual piano or tetris.
Tetris is the well known game, playing some rounds can release your anxiety. It is a easy game that enjoys everyone. Piano is another online platform where you can try your musical skills or develop them. Turning your keyboard into a piano is really fun.
Live-streams of cute animals are enjoyed by everyone, LiveCam is the best option for you in this sphere. Lovely animals seen online brings happiness and increase your mood for the hole day. Animals are stress releasing, so if you don’t have a little buddy near you, just click the website and admire how a little puppy is playing.
Bubble wrap is real fun. Sometimes you have to pop some bubble wrap to feel better, so here you are. Other ambient sounds to wash away your distraction and relax yourself can be heard on A Soft MurMur. Here you can create your own white noise which will calm you.
For those who love drawing, Quick Draw is a cool website where you can draw whatever you want. Spending time useful if very important toda during quarantine. We have a lot of time and sometimes it’s really boring, that’s why you have to entertain yourself and stay positive.
The face shield is very effective. It does not make breathing difficult, and glasses do not fog up. According to scientists from the University of Iowa, the face shield reduces the risk of contracting COVID-19 by 96% if an infected person coughs in your face. And even if you contact the patient for 30 minutes, the shield will protect you by 80%.
For comparison: the effectiveness of disposable medical masks ranges from 60 to 75%. For homemade fabric masks, this number varies depending on the material, from 40 to 90%, and for a respirator reaches 95%.
The face shield does not need to be washed and wait until it dries, it can be disinfected with soap and water or a 70% solution of alcohol, as recommended by use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and considerations regarding the situation of their acute shortage of WHO. And it is reusable, unlike surgical masks. Yes, and it interferes with touching your face.
For optimal protection, the visor should completely cover your chin and forehead, so choose the right size. Ideally, the shield should be worn with the mask. So you cover both your mouth and face skin and eyes.
If you do not know where to buy such a shield, you can make it yourself with a simple instruction.
On social media, Pink mentioned that she and her son spent weeks in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus tests, but they both finally tested negative for the infection a few days ago.
When she and 3-year-old Jameson started showing symptoms two weeks ago they were already sheltering in place, she said. She is thankful for her doctor that he was able to get Pink and her son tested in time for the virus.
"Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19," she said on her Instagram page. "Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive. My family was already sheltering at home and we continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor. Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative."
She added that she had contributed with $1 million— half of the donation is going to the Emergency Fund for Temple University Hospital and the other part to City of Los Angeles Mayor's Emergency Covid-19 Crisis Fund.
Many of actors, musicians and famous politicians have tested positive for coronavirus.
Pink is one of celebrities that have contributed to fighting coronavirus, as the virus spreads fastly across the United States, which is slowly becoming the new epicenter of the illness.
The coronavirus pandemic has made new “deserts” across the world. Most of the world's major cities, like London, New York and others, are empty, without any soul on the street. As humans are isolating at home, wild animals have started to take over the streets and feel free.
Several pictures taken by photographers or simple people around the world, captured the guests, including deer, goats and others roaming through the streets wild animals. Sometimes busy and loud cities, are now silent and open for this creatures, who came to inspect the human life and show up their importance in our life.
In London and Nara (Japan) , herds of deer are rumoring the streets. In London a herd of deer was spotted resting in housing state, the deer felt so well that they laid down on the grass and spent the day in silence. There were some viral pictures on internet which shows the London Eye, Chinatown, National Gallery and other places totally empty.
In Llandudno, Wales, some mountain goats were spotted in the streets on March 31.
In Italy several wild boars were spotted throughout northern, in Bergamo was seen even one mother walking through empty streets with her offspring.
Several puma were seen walking around the streets of Santiago, Chile, it is said that they came for food.
In India, Tirupati, there were seen a herd of deer wandering along a road in the city.
During the lockdown, more than a billion people worldwide are staying at home, self-isolated and socially distancing themselves from one another to avoid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.