For my sketches, I made a Tik Tok as I am not the best at free hand drawing and spend most of my time on that app anyway these days. It is inspired by a popular trend where people rank things on the app, such as top three best tv shows from our childhood, etc. My three main ideas were productivity, self-care, and communication.
In order to become more productive, I created a schedule that I have to stick to. It is very difficult to get work done at home, especially after spending the past two years working only at school, leaving home a “safe place” from assignments. In order to get myself back in the grove, I created a schedule that includes waking up before 10am and logging on to Zoom once a day, whether that be just to chat with some teammates or discuss a reading with classmates, it keeps me on track. Productivity probably falls under self-actualization as I am safe and healthy at home, but I feel like I need too learn and complete assignments in order to be fulfilled. My creation of a schedule makes me more proficient than before and more reliable.
In order to improve my self-care, I have been cleaning my room and going for walks outside once a day. Cleaning my room allows me to remove the junk from my mind and start anew. My daily walks allow me to be alone with my thoughts and exposed to some inspiration during quarantine. I feel self care falls under self-esteem in the hierarchy of needs as one caring for themselves improves how they feel about themselves. My walks and cleaning definitely inspire creativity as my self care allows my mind to wander and come up with new crazy ideas.
In order to maintain communication in quarantine, I frequently FaceTime our Zoom with my friends. I am constantly texting or snap chatting my friends, seeing their faces and pictures of their lives which makes me feel part of their everyday routine even hundreds of miles away. Communication falls under the love section in the hierarchy of needs because being around people and talking to others makes me feel special and loved. While I miss seeing my friends in person, virtually connecting with them is the next big thing. Communication inspires both creativity and reliability as discussions with my friends both give me a different viewpoint and force me to be more productive in my life.