How To Be Productive This Lockdown

Your favourite restaurants and hangout spots are all shutting down. Events are being cancelled or postponed, and you can’t leave the house. You have all this free time on your hands, so why not make the most of it. Here are a few tips on How to be Productive This Lockdown.

Nationwide Lockdown

As of midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020, South Africa will enter a nationwide lockdown for 21 days. This decision was made to protect millions of South Africans from contracting Covid-19. Under the lockdown, no individual is allowed to leave the house unless they are buying food or medicine, or collecting social grants. The Disaster Management Act ends on 16 April 2020. 

Nationwide lockdown means you need to completely avoid contact from people. This excludes the people who you’re currently living with and essential workers when you’re running errands. At Skills Academy we would like to give you tips on how to be productive this lockdown. 

What Can I do During Lockdown?

Many businesses are shutting down during lockdown and some employees are working from home. If you are not sure how to keep yourself sane and entertained for the next 21 days, here’s what you can do to be more productive this lockdown: 

Student learning How to be more productive this lockdown

Take Some Time out for Yourself

Read the books you never got to read and use the scented candles you’ve been saving.You won’t be able to visit the salon or spa, so why not create your own pamper day at home? It’s time to put yourself first and try to avoid neglecting your well-being.Pick up a hobby or two. Since you won’t be able to eat at your favourite restaurant, why not prepare your favourite food at home? Social media can also be triggering during this time, so log off for a while.

Expand Your Knowledge

With all this free time on your hands, why not pick up a skill or two? This is the best time to enrol for a course. Did you know that Skills Academy will continue operation during lockdown? With distance learning you can practice self distancing, because there aren’t any classes scheduled. Now’s your chance! Finish matric, get your diploma or study without matric!

Finish Your Assignments

If you’re already studying, get ahead of the class to finish all your assignments. Use the free-time to your advantage and start early with your exam prep. You may also figure out which study method suits you best and research study tips. Don’t stop learning.

Choose Us During Lockdown

Other colleges are closing their doors during these trying times, but we will continue running our operations. Not to worry, we are not putting our team at risk. Our dedicated staff will operate during office hours from the comfort of their home. Here’s what you can expect from us.

  • All your study material will be sent to you via email
  • We will answer your phone calls, Whatsapp messages and emails
  • Your assignments will be marked and you can expect feedback from your tutors

Get Productive and Enrol Today!

  • Speak to one of our course experts at 0800 39 00 27
  • Chat to us via Whatsapp on 082 318 8892
  • Or fill out this registration form for a call back
Last Updated: November 2, 2020


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Cherri-Lee Rhode
Cherri-Lee Rhode
Cherri-Lee is the Head Writer and Content Team Leader at Skills Academy. She enjoys writing but loves the mentoring and training aspects of her job just as much. Her philosophy and answer for everything is 'skills are taught'. You can view her LinkedIn here