How To Survive The COVID-19 Lockdown As A Creative

  • Take reasonable precautions and be transparent
  • Take the loss
    This is going to cost you money, time, and opportunity. Meetings will be delayed, which will eat up overhead.
    Remember: You’re not the only person or company it’s happening to. Everyone is taking a hit on this one. Have you seen the stock market? People are getting rinsed at historic levels.
  • Evolve and interrogate your process.
    What are you unable to do — specifically? What’s stopping you — specifically?
    This is an opportunity to take a good look at what you are and aren’t good at when it comes to communication and productivity.
  • Read some books.
  • Do puzzles & play games.
  • Download Duolingo, or a similar app, and teach yourself a foreign language.
  • Try out at-home aerobics or yoga videos. Consider downloading a fitness app with curated workout playlists.
  • Take time to reflect.
  • Finally get around to fixing that broken door knob and loose tile or cleaning scuffed up walls. 
  • Go through your camera roll, pick your favorite pictures from the past and make a photo book.
  • Go on a health kick and learn how to cook new recipes with ingredients you may not be using already.
  • Work on your financial planning, such as exploring whether to refinance your loan or ways to save more money. 
  • Update or write your will and organize your affairs. Yes, it sounds melodramatic and morbid but let’s face it: This is a task many of us avoid because we never have the time. Now we do.
  • Two words: Coronavirus beard! Grow it, moisturize it, comb it, love it.
  • How many words per minute can you type? See if you can get speedier by taking a typing course.
  • Stretch. Work on your flexibility. It’s possible to get the splits back, right?
  • Learn Old English words. Pepper them into your conversation. Wherefore not?
  • Learn Old English words. Pepper them into your conversation. Wherefore not?