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This Is How To Plan A Day.
I woke up with my mind spinning on repeat: work, write, errands, kids, meals, cleaning, dog. All the things I want or need to do today. Over and over. I knew I was overwhelmed by this day. And now I...

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Make a List

Write down all the things that go through your head. You will see they are not that many.

When you think of the same things over and over, you feel overwhelmed. But when you write them down o...

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Decide How Long Each Thing Takes

Some things on your list will take 15 minutes or less. Group those things together. 
Then there are longer things (writing, finishing a project, etc). Those each need at lea...

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Schedule Each Activity

  • Figure out the best time slot for each activity.
  • Whatever feels most urgent or necessary, schedule it first.
  • Schedule time to finish your work projects, even if they are due la...

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Anxiety Reliever

Scheduling your day won't take you long and will be a substantial anxiety reliever.

The day ahead won't overwhelm you and you will be able to focus and enjoy it.

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Getting an early start

Getting an early start

Plan your morning the night before and stick to your plan. 
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Deciding where to work

  • If you know you’re more likely to work from home, invest in comfortable furniture; you feel good it will inspire you to get work done.
  • If you want to join a local co-working space but are intimidated by the price point, ask about smaller memberships to start.

Prioritizing tasks

Don’t let your skepticism about productivity hacks get in the way of finding a technique that suits you and helps you get things done.
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Self-isolation and parenting

Parenting while practicing self-isolation is not about doing everything a hundred percent all the time. It's about doing as much as you possibly can.

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It's really, really hard

It's hard to work from home and parent. Working from home full time during regular workday hours, care for your children, and sprinkle in a mix of homeschooling, is essentially asking parents to do multiple full-time jobs simultaneously.

  • Many parents relax screen time rules for now.
  • Get on a schedule if you find it helpful, or refuse to feel guilty for lack of a schedule.
  • Set up many FaceTime and Zoom dates with your friends and your kid's friends, and grandparents.
  • Understanding the situation of working-from-home-parents will go a long way by not holding their diminished productivity against them.
  • If you're a manager, there's no harm in announcing at the beginning of your conference call that it's OK if there are little voices from time to time.

Explaining the unsure future to children.

  • It is best to be honest when you have to talk about when a child will be going back to school or reschedule their birthday party when you don't know yourself.
  • You can say that some scientists think it would be a few months, but you don't really know yet. Then ask them how they feel about that and if they have questions. See what information you can find together.

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