p until about three months ago, I was optimistic that 2020 was going to be an incredible year. Both my personal and professional lives were on the upswing, I had exciting trips planned, and I felt healthier and more productive than I had in years. 

Then, the pandemic changed everything.

With so much uncertainty, it’s understandable that we’re more anxious and stressed than ever before. I think many of us have a new outlook on life. Why did we burn ourselves out at work when we could have been spending that time with loved ones or doing things that bring us joy?

Suffice to say, it shouldn’t be surprising that productivity has taken a major dive during the pandemic. In fact, data from Aternity, a digital experience management company, found that in the U.S., there’s been a 7.2 percent decline in productivity.