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Tips for a Productive and Positive Quarantine

  • - Brad Gibson, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Active Production and Design

  • The last few weeks have been unprecedented, confusing, and trying to say the least. Even deciding a name for this blog was surreal.  At this point we've all had disruptions in our lives, and are trying to make sense of life under social distancing, isolation, and quarantine, the three buzzwords synonymous with Spring 2020. This is also truly a time to make lemons out of lemonade. Here are four things you can challenge yourself to do while finding yourself at home and left to your own devices for and extended period of time. 

  • 1. Reconnect with hobbies/interests that have fallen by the wayside.

Did you have a hobby or specialty that you kept wishing you had time for? This is the time. Pick up that paintbrush, that garden hoe, that instrument or whatever used to bring you joy. Life gets busy and usually these things end up taking a backseat so we can work and get ahead in a career. This doesn't have to take up your entire day, but even one hour a day will reveal where your passion for these things lies and may develop into a return to form in your various interests/hobbies. Now, hopefully once things return to business as usual you'll still remember these lost loves.

2. Continue Education. 

‚ÄčThis is the perfect time to perfect your craft in your career. Find articles, online courses, blogs, and whatever resources you can find to sharpen the tools in your toolbox. There are so many free resources on the internet that the sky is the limit. When you return to the grind, you'll be equipped and ready to go. Show off that you took this in preparation to come out stronger and swinging!

3. Reconnect with people.

As life gets busy, much like how our hobbies and interests fall off our radar, sadly, so do people. This is a great time to give a call, facetime, send a message, and just check in on the people who have made an impact in your life. And who knows, when things boil over, you may have someone who becomes a valuable increased presence in your life! 

4. Beef up your marketing and brand.

If you have your own business and brand, you've probably been meaning to update your marketing, branding and visibility. Now is the time! Typically you have to juggle hitting a visual reset to your company/brand with the day to day operations. Now is the time to connect with marketing professionals, designers, and other professionals in your network who can help you prepare to come through this ordeal BLAZING. ‚Äč

Do you have any productive tips for sustaining yourself in a positive way during this trying time? Feel free to comment or drop us a line at Marketing@ActiveProductionandDesign.com ! Stay safe, healthy, and remember to keep your head up!
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Saturday, 26 September 2020