7 Tips on how to be productive during Loadshedding

Lately, we’ve had load-shedding in South Africa; it got me thinking about how much I’ve become dependent on technology and power. Power shortages can be very frustrating and interrupt your workflow and productivity. Below is a list of simple actions to take during load-shedding.

Things to do to stay productive in your business 💻

  •  Clean your computer- delete cache and downloads; this will improve the performance of your computer.
  •  Write ideas for content, products, services. – Pro- Tip you can use Google docs to convert your photos notes into a document. 
  • Read a book- with this process going on for a while, so you might as well catch up on some reading and acquire more knowledge.
  • Be flexible with your schedule.
  • Consider investing in a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply); there are some good ones just for the WiFi, which is a good thing as mobile signal tends to drop when the power is out.
  • If you’re working at an office, catch up on your filing or reading that boring manual or report. It will be dependent on the lighting,
  • As a last resort, if work is urgent, consider going to a co-working space or cafe.

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Things to do to stay productive while at home 🏡

  • Tidy your apartment, wash the dishes.
  • Go to bed (this is if it’s at night and closer to bedtime)
  • Unplug devices you don’t want your appliances and devices to be fried by a possible surge of power when the power gets back.
  • Don’t complain on Twitter about the power- by now, everyone knows that there is load shedding, so save your phone battery.
  • Play some board or card games- you can still have fun.
  • Catch on some writing, whether it’s a blog post, that novel you’ve planning to write, a meal plan or even a prayer.

Electricity can transform people’s lives, not just economically but also socially. Piyush Goyal

Actions to take when the power 🔌 gets back on

🟢 Check the Eskom website for when the power will be cut next in your area so that you plan, especially for meals. 

🟢 Charge all your devices and rechargeable batteries 

🟢 Keep candles and lighters in a visible place.

🟢 Keep hot water in the kettle jug or get a thermos flask.

🟢 Stock up on canned foods and other foods that don’t require cooking. You don’t want to be paying for meals every day.

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