It can be hard to think of positives in challenging times like these but Beth Farrar our Marketing Recruitment Consultant has put together some positives she has observed at this time.
Being not doing
Some might be writing extensive daily to-do lists, doing regular workouts or utilising their long-forgotten cookbooks. You might be wondering how they’ve got their life together at a time like this? But remember, you don’t have to achieve a million and one things, even if all you do in a day is cook yourself dinner, be proud of yourself. Don’t use this time to compare yourself to other people and how productive they’re being. Many have been left feeling anxious at the uncertainty of the future, or fearful for their health, and that’s normal to feel this way. Meditation and yoga can really help – you can see our Senior Recruitment Consultant Sophie’s blog on our recent companywide yoga session that took place over Zoom.
It is as important as ever to look after your wellbeing. If you are able to do so, I'd really recommend getting out for your one walk a day – it really helps to break up the day and can give a fresh perspective if you’re feeling down. A good routine whilst incorporating staying active will also do wonders for your mindset. Try to keep in contact with friends and family as much as possible and remember that you are not alone!
I’m sure a lot of people are facing the struggles of being apart from your loved ones. Where you can, try and make use of technology as those weekly Facetime calls to isolated family members can make a world of difference. I recently saw a post shared on social media where families with young children were making a pot of ‘I wishes’ so every time they wished they could go to their Grandma’s for tea or visit the park with their cousins, they would write it on a piece of paper and add it to the jar, with the intention to go through them one by one once restrictions are lifted. Use this time to appreciate those close to you and look forward to a time where you can be together again.
There is no denying that each and every one of us has seen a shift in the way we go about our daily lives. Routines disrupted, mealtimes out the window and that weekly coffee meetup with friends a distant memory. Take this time to connect with colleagues, embrace new working practices and remember we are all in this together!