BEING KIND TO MYSELF
If there was ever a time to be type and delicate to your self, it’s now. Residing via life-changing historic occasions is extremely exhausting, we really don’t know what the information may broadcast from day after day and it’s terrifying. The occasions which have unfolded within the final yr haven’t been something I ever thought attainable and dwelling in fixed uncertainty has been undeniably exhausting. Throughout 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 fact of what occurred. I struggled to focus and will solely get the naked minimal completed, which trying again was completely okay. A yr on, some days aren’t nice however I typically handle to get the whole lot ticked off my to-do checklist 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 degree of productiveness from myself every day and that’s simply not how life works proper now or ever and that’s okay. Having loads of care and compassion for myself and my well-being has been extra necessary than ever for not solely conserving my psychological well being considerably in test but in addition for really getting issues completed.
Time administration is one thing that I’ve struggled with rather a lot over the previous few years. Typically it’s felt I’m doing the whole lot 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 completely 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 break day higher as nicely. The final yr has been far quieter than regular however that doesn’t imply relaxation hasn’t been necessary. Attempting to wade via fixed information updates has been mentally taxing, to say the least. So placing my telephone down and doing the issues that deliver me probably the most pleasure that we’re nonetheless in a position to do in a lockdown has felt like a lifeline.