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.
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