Staying Productive During Quarantine

Hey all you cool cats and kittens. Like many of you, it’s been almost a month since I’ve been self-quarantining. And probably like many of you, I’ve been finding it extremely hard to stay productive.

It’s easy to become anxiety-ridden watching YouTube videos comparing Covid-19 to Contagion; it’s easy to spend the entire day on the couch watching Tiger King. (Both of which I’ve done within the past few days.) Or uh… this.

Those things are easy, and totally okay. This is not me telling you to move when it’s the last thing you want to do. All I’m doing is sharing my experience and holding myself accountable for what I want to get done during this quarantine.

Luckily, I work from home already. Nothing much has changed, but at the same time, everything has. The feeling of being trapped overcame me for the first couple of weeks and getting outside was definitely beneficial. Just looking up at the sky like I was in some apocalyptic movie, so grateful it was still there, helped tremendously.

But this is a writing blog and I want to write during this time. In fact, I want to come out of this having finished my second novel and be able to query it as soon as possible. I told you a few weeks ago that I was moving on from my first project, hoping my second would get enough traction to finally, truly start this publishing journey of mine I keep talking about. And I’m using a pandemic as an excuse to get my ass into gear.

The world will undoubtably be changed by this. That reality is becoming clearer and clearer the more it goes on.

I don’t know about you, but I want to be changed in a positive way. I want to have completed something, to have a way to remember this unthinkable time when the world stopped.

How about you? 🙂

What's your take?