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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/style/productivity-coronavirus.html

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Stop Trying to Be Productive
The internet wants you to believe you aren't doing enough with all that "extra time" you have now. But staying inside and attending to basic needs is plenty. When Dave Kyu, 34, an arts administrator in Philadelphia, realized that he would be working from home for the foreseeable future, he began to fantasize about the projects he could now complete around the house.

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Doing Everything

As more and more people work from home, there is a new kind of pressure: Maximum Productivity. In the middle of a worldwide crisis, the Internet is filled with stories of people organizing...

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Always On Work

The ‘Always-On-Work’ culture makes the people's identity tied to their job and there is an unspoken belief that every minute of one’s lives must be commodified and turned into profit or self-imp...

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We All Are In A Spot

One has to realize that all kinds of people, upper-middle-class, middle or working class, have their job and livelihood at stake right now.

It is best to be compassionate and grateful and no...

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  • Know that small, practical, money-saving actions can compound into better living for you in the long run.

Use Smart Hacks

There are plenty of financial and budgeting tools and apps that can help us manage our funds, keep track of our expenses, and trigger us when we are off-track.

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