Three Ways To Retain Your Productivity Despite Working Remotely

Our innate inclination to lethargy and or procrastination can be far more deadly if left unchecked.

Zain

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I remember when the news about Covid-19 started surfacing, everyone around me, including me, was unnaturally lax with regards to comprehending the gravity of the situation. For me it was another one of those large scale issues on which I could not have any direct impact upon. And then came January 2020; effectively throwing a wrench into the fabric of human life on earth. From on the verge of World War III, to having a global pandemic, to high officials being killed using drone strikes to Pentagon deciding to realize footage of UFOs at a weird time, to Trump saying something controversial (which I guess really isn’t that out of the ordinary); 2020 turned out to be the year where God was like, ‘I am done with y’all.’ And just when you started thinking that things are gradually going back to being normal the second wave of Covid-19 came back as a grim reminder that the “ride never ends”.

Thinking back in retrospect, what if the Mayans made a calculation error by a quotient of 8 and it wasn’t 2012 when the world ended but 2020 instead? To which I eagerly reply back with, “cheers, I’ll drink to that.” This is how my 2am soliloquy sessions usually go as, which inadvertently portrays a quite weird picture of me as an individual, whose main source of information is reddit and has a peculiar habit of forcing memes in text formats that only other meme-sensitive audience can pick up on; and someone who probably cannot work unless he’s present in a work environment. If you were able to surmise all that, then viola, you are probably the next Sherlock Holmes. And I’m a very poorly concocted image of Moriarty.

Working from home is such an unnatural proposition that I had a hard time coming to terms with it as Covid-19 forced society to function this way. Being shoved into this position I recalled Paulo Coelho famous quote:

If you think adventure is dangerous. Try routine; it’s lethal

The thought of staying in an enclosed space for an uncertain amount of time, and repeating the same cycle day after day was akin to being gently…

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Zain

Software Engineer. I write thought provoking articles, you decide my niche!