Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure

By Aisha S. Ahmad

Global catastrophes change the world, and this pandemic is very much akin to a major war. Even if we contain the Covid-19 crisis within a few months, the legacy of this pandemic will live with us for years, perhaps decades to come. It will change the way we move, build, learn, and connect. There is simply no way that our lives will resume as if this had never happened. And so, while it may feel good in the moment, it is foolish to dive into a frenzy of activity or obsess about your scholarly productivity right now. That is denial and delusion. The emotionally and spiritually sane response is to prepare to be forever changed….

The link to the full version of Aisha S. Ahmad’s beautifully written personal account of adapting to living in the Corona-virus induced crisis and withstanding the “productivity pressure” can be found here