I am struggling to find the words to write the intro to this post due to the fact that I can barely wrap my mind around the events of this week! If you are reading this in March 2020, you will know that we are right in the middle of a world pandemic. I don’t need to go into the details, and I am sure by now everyone has had their fill of lockdown related information, but what I do want to do is go over a few tips for those in isolation, and those working from home - or wanting to work from home in the future.
Set a Daily Routine
Being in isolation can feel a bit like you are trapped, and you can very quickly get sick of looking at the same four walls day in, and day out. You can very easily go into weekend mode, and spend your days curled up on the couch bingeing Netflix, which you are completely entitled to do, but if you are aspiring to use this time to grow professionally, the best way you can start is by having a daily routine. A routine can seperate the weekdays from the weekend and teach your brain very quickly when it is needs to be in work mode.
Some examples of this are:
We are incredibly lucky to be battling a pandemic during the age of technology. Not only can it keep us well entertained in our downtime, but it is also extremely effective in keeping our businesses running and our teams collaborating efficiently.
Here is how we have been using technology to keep ourselves running for the past week:
Focus on what you can control
It’s very easy to become wrapped up in the goings on of the world around us. Search the virus-that-shall-not-be-named and you will end up with pages and pages of news stories from all around the world. But that is not getting you anywhere. You can’t control what’s happening, or stop the repercussions, but what you can control is what’s right in front of you. Your daily routine, your home life, whether or not you spend the entire day in bed. You’re in control of that and it’s up to you to make the most of it. Now is the time to grow, spend those quiet days at home focusing on improvement, whether it be personal, professional, or even spiritual.
2020 will go down in history as we survive the first worldwide pandemic in modern history. The first time we have had several countries in lockdown at the same time. You can either remember it as the time you threw your hands in the air and gave up, or you can remember it as the time you made the most of a bad situation and focused on growing, developing and improving.
Don’t forget, if you ever need any advice about the things covered in our blog posts, or on our Instagram or Facebook accounts, feel free to reach out for some free advice.
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I can't believe we are already nearing the end of the first quarter of 2020! The end of the 2019 was filled with lots of exciting projects, some well needed R&R, followed by a new year (and a new decade!) hitting the ground running. This has meant the blog has fallen off the wayside a bit, but I intend to get this going again in the coming months as there is plenty of knowledge we have to share with the businesses in our Wright Way Fam, as well as our supporters and new followers too!
Whats New With Us?
Unicorn Factory Partnership
Late last year we partnered up with Connor over at Unicorn Factory - an exciting new space for designers to share their expertise and a place for businesses to find designers that have a proven track record with design work. We are honoured to be part of this community and love seeing ourselves on the front page of recognised designers from time to time!
Ocean Swim Series
Thanks to our presence on Unicorn Factory, we were able to do some work with the Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series in assisting with the design of some of their print advertising. This included posters, event maps, bus back designs and even a couple of medals!
Our involvement was short, but it was fun to work with some other designers from around the country!
New Home Page and Updated Logo for 2020
We’ve given the logo a bit of a refresh for the new year. You will start to see this logo popping up everywhere over the coming months, from our *Facebook* and *Instagram* pages, to our new business cards and our fresh new *homepage* which went live in February. We felt like we needed a bit of a freshen up, just as much as we like to keep our clients sites updated, we should also spend some time on our own from time to time!
Upcoming Plans for Wright Way Design
Wright Way Fam Newsletter
We’re all about our little family around here. We couldn’t do what we do with out the love and support from our amazing clients. To accompany our monthly blog posts, we want to create a regular newsletter that keeps our clients updated with where we are at, what we are up to and also showcases the amazing things about them that makes us love working with them! This will help us all work together as we each navigate this crazy technical online business world!
Web design remains a core part of our business and we have taken on some new clients this month, as well as an exciting new venture for one of our OG’s. I can’t wait to share more about this in an upcoming newsletter!
It’s been an exciting and fulfilling quarter and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next 3 months!