6 Ways You Can be Productive from Home

Things to do at home

Are you bored at home, doing the same boring routine over and over again?

Are your days filled with Netflix and literally just chill?

Do you feel like you’d want to be productive but just don’t know how to start?

Here are 6 ways you can be productive from home!

1. Learn a new skill

Time to level up your personal welfare with old and new skills! You may have put off doing certain things because of how busy your life was before MCO. Skills like cooking, music, painting or drawing and etc. Maybe you wanted to learn a language like Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Spanish or German. Perhaps get into online courses to supplement university life. Wait no more! Learn that skill today.


Musical instrument

- Recorder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d6uVjIEkMY
- Piano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hj9v6pwTf8
- Guitar: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9cvVvlvr-qBssphm1EdYGQ

Online courses from prestigious universities

- Coursera (Free online classes till 31 May)


- Mandarin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McZW0iDsZns
- Korean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN4mysljHYc
- Japanese: https://www.youtube.com/user/japanesepod101/ 
- Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/user/spanishpod101/ 
- German: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaeT58uDMlPpBlwAYaxN0LA


- 4 Easy meals to start cooking

- 20 Recipes you should learn in your 20’s

- 43 Easy 3-Ingredient recipes

2. Read a book
Read a book

Yes, that book that’s sitting there in your room collecting dust. Pick it up. Read it! Reading has been said to not only increase emotional intelligence but it also delays early onset of dementia. Diving nose first into the pages of wonderful stories and knowledge also allows you to overcome stress, expand your vocabulary and improve your memory. Also, it's kinder on the eyes than staring at computer or phone screens all day. A great break for your mind and body!


3. Declutter 
Declutter home

If you haven’t done it yet, it’s probably time you do it now. You’ve got all the time in the world! I personally used the Marie Kondo method of whether things pak choy (spark joy) or not but here are some useful links you can follow to help you get started to a cleaner, clearer living space.

i. Marie Kondo (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNaPKFA1niUFRgzkVqqhJVg)
ii. Decluttering for Messy People (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAtHvlPViJo)
iii. 10 Tips to Declutter Your Home (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8SyHKfez84)

4. Workout from home

Being home isn’t an excuse to ignore your personal needs. Your body used to be able to do fun things, like walk for more than 5 minutes, some of us who are more ambitious would jog. Some of us even play sports like badminton, football, basketball, all the balls and swim! Oh, how I miss swimming. Don’t fail your body by letting it become a potato during this MCO. Potatoes are nice but it’s not nice when it’s on you.

Come, I share you my secret list of online workout YouTube channels

i. POPSUGAR Fitness
ii. Fitness Blender
iii. Chloe Ting

5. Work from home
Working from home


I bet some of your parents have been saying, “Get a job online la”, “Sure got some kind of work online”, blah blah blah. They are CORRECT! When are parents wrong? Hmm?! Sometimes but not this time!

Getting an online part time job is very possible during MCO. There are a lot of websites that need people to complete tasks. Are they fun? Probably not. Does it matter? No. Why? You need the money.

Here are the links:

i. Toluna Influencers
ii. Neevo
iii. Amazon Mturk
iv. Supahands


6. Earn real money with PAYOUTH


Don’t like online jobs? Want a more fun way to earn real money? You have come to the correct bullet point!
(saving the best for last)

PAYOUTH is an app that rewards you for completing fun and easy-to-do tasks. You can complete them anytime, anywhere! Fun easy tasks like sharing posts online, taking pictures, answering surveys and many more!

How does it work?

  • Cashout every RM 10 into your preferred bank account
  • Earn P Points!
  • Every 100 P Points is RM 1. But from what I can see now, the minimum is 200 P Points. Wow, 5 tasks and you earned RM10!
  • Select which tasks you wanna complete 
  • Register yourself so we know you’re a real human! No extraterrestrials allowed, unless you have an IC. Then you’re welcomed.
  • All you have to do is download it from Google Play Store & install the PAYOUTH app


There are many ways to be productive. You just have to start now. Right now! 


I hope you guys continue to stay positive during this MCO and most importantly stay safe. Also, please don’t be a potato anymore. There are no shortages in the pasar so we don’t need another potato ok? Stay safe!