BEING KIND TO MYSELF
If there was ever a time to be variety and mild to your self, it’s now. Dwelling by life-changing historic occasions is extremely exhausting, we really don’t know what the information may broadcast from daily and it’s terrifying. The occasions which have unfolded within the final 12 months haven’t been something I ever thought attainable and dwelling in fixed uncertainty has been undeniably exhausting. Through the first lockdown, I really believed that I might be extra productive than I’d ever been as soon as all my work floor to a really abrupt halt however that was removed from the truth of what occurred. I struggled to focus and will solely get the naked minimal accomplished, which trying again was completely okay. A 12 months on, some days aren’t nice however I typically handle to get every part ticked off my to-do listing as a result of a key lesson I learnt was I wanted to make issues really manageable for myself. I’m so responsible of anticipating an insane stage of productiveness from myself every day and that’s simply not how life works proper now or ever and that’s okay. Having a number of care and compassion for myself and my well-being has been extra essential than ever for not solely protecting my psychological well being considerably in test but additionally for really getting issues accomplished.
Time administration is one thing that I’ve struggled with rather a lot over the previous few years. Generally it’s felt I’m doing every part at 100mph, after which typically like I’m not doing something in any respect. Managing and blocking out my time so I’m extra environment friendly inside my workday has been an enormous assist. Nowadays my work life seems so totally different from what it was even simply two years in the past so every week I study one thing new and alter accordingly which then helps in the long term. In addition to planning my workdays higher and ensuring I’m utilizing these days and hours productively I’m additionally planning my day without work higher as nicely. The final 12 months has been far quieter than traditional however that doesn’t imply relaxation hasn’t been essential. Making an attempt to wade by fixed information updates has been mentally taxing, to say the least. So placing my cellphone down and doing the issues that deliver me essentially the most pleasure that we’re nonetheless in a position to do in a lockdown has felt like a lifeline.