In the middle of a global pandemic when all our institutions are closed down and we are stuck inside our homes, it is only natural to spend a lot of time on our beds. However, just because we are on the bed doesn’t mean we can’t be more productive than scrolling through social media! So, here are the top 5 things you can do to be productive on your bed while using your phone!
- Ted talks and their ilk –
- I think the popularity of ted talks, podcasts, ted-ed videos, productivity channels etc is mostly due to the fact that one can use them passively and yet derive benefits from them.
- I love watching Ted-ed videos with its quaint animations and listening to podcasts when I am busy with mindless chores.
- So, I entreat you to pickup whatever interests you and start watching/listening to it. I highly recommend Ted-ed, Goalcast, Ted talks and their sister channels. I would certainly recommend listening to spotify podcasts like – The Wooden Spoon, Not so overthinking or if you are into stories then you can go for Parcast originals like Mythology, Dictators etc., and if poems suit your fancy, there are plenty to choose from! My personal favourite is Ours Poetica on youtube.
- Give yourself TLC
- Yes, this is the moment when we are forced to pause our busy lives and so I hope this sudden stop helps you gather your thoughts, bring clarity to your mind as you ponder upon the meaning of life with a face mask. (or just read some motivational quotes! By the way, did I mention I am posting motivational quotes on my Instagram? So, go! go! go! Follow me there!)
- Also, remember to take that nap if you need it!
- Read books/ blogs etc
- Pull that e-book you have been wanting to read and get cracking on it! You can download plenty classics for free and incase you are hooked on a particular story, you have a sea of fanfictions to choose from and if nothing suits your taste, you can always write one yourself!
- Or you can read a fantastic blog (Like mine. Shameless narcissism I know.)
- Exercise on your bed!
- Yes! That’s a thing! Search for them on youtube and you will be amazed with the options you have!
- Or you can simply try the 4-7-8 breathing exercises – that is you inhale for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds and exhale for 8 seconds, this also trains your focus, so a win-win!
- Active visualization
- This is by far, the best thing you can do! And this is something top of the top athletes do, before the big race, they visualize themselves, the visualize the strain on the muscles, the sound of the gun, the cheers of the crowd, the competition being left behind, the ribbon tearing against their body, the exuberant happiness they feel!
- So, that is what I want you to do, put on your favorite music and think of yourself achieving your goal – how did the journey start, what did you do, how did others react, how you are feeling during each step of the visualization and in the end how it feels to surmount the greatest of your battles!