Thoughts from isolation.

Thoughts from isolation.

Can’t remember what day it is?… noticed you’ve been wearing the same clothes for a little too long?… sleep pattern completely shot?… Sounds like you’re in lockdown!

With the country in lockdown, most companies are operating a very skeleton staff just to keep things from grinding to a complete halt. The remaining workforce finds themselves on a long holiday, furloughed or working from home.  For those less accustomed to extended periods away from work and confined to the four walls at home, it’s quite a shock!

A few thoughts and suggestions:

  • The temptation to slide on yesterday’s pants may be real!.. resist it!
  • If you are working from home, try and explain to your family that you really are ‘working’ and not available for a family facetime, virtual coffee & chat, or able to repaint the skirting boards.
  • Alexa is trying her best to find the music you want. If she can’t find every genre from your eclectic music taste don’t get frustrated and under no circumstances thrown her out of the window. She doesn’t like it.
  • Use toilet paper sparingly. The last thing you want to do is feel like you’ve entered the film ‘Waterworld’ where (toilet)paper is barely recognised.
  • Don’t panic, Eastender’s schedule will get back to normal one day.
  • We’re lucky to live in a world where technology allows us to remain social. Group chats drinks with your mates on a Friday night may retain some of your sanity for a few more days.
  • The above also works on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. For added spice, consider positioning drinks in each room of your house and enjoy a virtual pub crawl.
  • You know that feeling when you return to work after a two-week holiday in Spain?… the first few hours are spent relearning how you do your job and what all your passwords are? Imagine what that’s going to be like after this extended lockdown.  Consider running through your passwords in your mind a few times a week.
  • If your clothes are standing up on their own do not wear them. They need washing.
  • If your breath resembles the bottom of an extra-ripe compost heap, your teeth need cleaning!… and you’re probably drinking too much coffee.
  • If you’re going to have a video call with colleagues or friends, then clothes from the waist up are highly recommended. Waist down is your call. Also, ensure that family members are clothed and aware of your live video call in case of accidental exposure.
  • Stay at home. Stay safe. Stay well.

We will come through this. The parties will be epic! But for now, we most all do our bit to help us get through this as quickly as possible.

Stay safe everyone and we’ll see you on the other side for a lovely cold beer.

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