Don’t Self-Sabotage During the Pandemic

It is month three of the year 2020. For the most part, you’ve been diligent on your goals. You’ve been trying to focus on your career, socialize, network, workout, and work on your mental health. You were finding your groove and that habit was becoming a lifestyle change. However, with COVID-19 your progress may have been slightly impacted or stalled because you are unable to access the places and tools needed to achieve your goals or quite frankly you are sick. If you are sick, ignore this article. However, if you are healthy, keep reading. To keep your progress going you must design your day purposely. Below I’ve outlined tips, a template of your day, and resources. Example of a designed Workday: 7:00am-9:00am o Workout, Prayer, Meditation, Rest, or Scroll mindlessly on your phone (warning, if you do not set an absolute stop time you can waste your day on social media) 9:00am-10:00am o Start work and focus diligently on your job. 10:00am-12:00pm o Take a 15-minute break to scroll mindlessly o Go back to finishing your projects or planning for the next quarter. If you are interested in a promotion, this would be the best time to start planning on the strategy to get it. 12:00pm-2:00pm o Take a breather and eat lunch or relax 2:00pm-4:00pm o Focus diligently on a side project you are interested in launching. o Send an email to someone who you’d always want to network with. If they are open to it, ask to schedule a virtual call on google’s video chat or Zoom. 4:00pm-6:00pm o Practice the skills that you are interested in learning using the resources below. 6:00pm-8:00pm o Another time to workout o Virtual Happy Hour o Virtual Dinner Date o Virtual Meetups that you can design. 8:00pm-10:00pm o Rest and Relax. Find a movie or a show to unwind. Example of a designed Weekend: 9:00am-10:00am o Workout, read, or go outside briefly for a walk around your neighborhood 10:00am-12:00pm o Focus diligently on a side project you are interested in launching. 12:00pm-2:00pm o Take a breather and eat lunch or relax 2:00pm-6:00pm o Social media o Self-care § Do your hair, eyebrows, nails, and skin. o Practice a beauty look using YouTube as a guide. 6:00pm-8:00pm o Another time to workout o Virtual Happy Hour o Virtual Dinner Date o Virtual Meetups that you can design. o Netflix Party 8:00pm-10:00pm o Virtual dance party Ideas to fill your time · Make a video on a topic you are knowledgeable about · Financial literacy


·Read a Book · Schedule a virtual date with a romantic interest or partner. · Practice a beauty look · Self-Care · Create a TikTok · Practice a language. o Reach out to your network and ask if they want to schedule a time to · Learn anxiety and depressions strategies · Learn design apps from creative cloud · Stretch your body · Write a script, sketch, or book. Tips · Don’t turn to drugs or alcohol because you are bored


· Don’t sleep all day (if you are sick or need sleep, ignore this tip) · Don’t push things off to the next day because you are unsure about the timeline regarding COVID-19, do them now. · Talk to a trusted friend if you are feeling down. · Go outside for 5 minutes to get some vitamin D. · Stock up on your medication if you can. Resources Education 1. If you have a library card you can access their movies. Also, they have career tools like Lynda. 2. Coursera, youtube, Kajabi, class central, edX, Udemy, Teachable, MasterClass 3. Harvard free classes a. https://online-learning.harvard.edu/catalog/free 4. Career Tools a. https://alison.com/ 5. Design a. Adobe TV 6. Coding a. https://www.codecademy.com/ Entertainment 7. Free Opera Shows a. https://www.metopera.org/ 8. Kanopy, Netflix, Hulu, Disney plus. HBGO a. Share passwords with your trusted friends and access all of the TV show you’ve always wanted to watch 9. Virtual Tours of Museums Fitness 10. Goldsmap free workout classes until May 11. Classpass virtual classes 12. Youtube workout classes 13. IG live fitness classes

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