It’s been a full week of working from home and practising social distancing, and to be honest, I am enjoying this work from home time. I have shared in an Instagram post why I am wholeheartedly embracing & enjoying these times.
First of all, I am fully aware that we are so blessed to be able to work from home and practice social distancing without too much negative impact on our lives. Second, it’s a very productive time for me in terms of work. Home office does not take away my responsibilities at work and I have a big delivery for next week which means I can wake up a bit later in the morning & can work later in the evenings as needed. I am insanely productive during the work days – while I had my dedicated workspace already since I brought a second screen from work I am able to get stuff done at incredible speed.
I hope everyone is staying safe during these times, making the best out of it while remaining sane. If you want to read more about my experience so far then make sure to check my Instagram post for more takeaways & also a bonus funny story.
The Weekly Reads
The Coronavirus is a disaster for feminism. I think that these times are not a huge challenge for those of us who have a (semi)stable roof over our heads and can easily work from home and still make some money. But this crisis aggravates the effects of inequalities and I cannot even start to imagine what others go through during these times. This article looks at the effects this crisis will have on women as the main caregivers in their families and communities, and the stepback it signifies for feminism.
The difference between worry, stress and anxiety. They all seem to be the same kind of emotion/reaction and everyone experiences worry, stress or anxiety at least once on any given day. Understanding what is what can help combat each of them more effectively.
Worry happens in your mind, stress happens in your body, and anxiety happens in your mind and your body. In small doses, worry, stress and anxiety can be positive forces in our lives. But research shows that most of us are too worried, too stressed and too anxious.
Setting & reviewing quarterly goals. I liked the approach that this article took on goal setting and the arguments for checking in with your goals on a quarterly basis as well as slicing goals to smaller, quarterly goals are all legit. Definitely need to do more of that.
Coping with social distancing. I live in a studio with my significant other and while it gets tough when it comes to taking internal or client conference calls, which we both have lots of – the secret meeting room we use is disclosed in my Instagram post – I am feeling extremely blessed to be sharing this time and space with him and the social distancing definitely does not feel like a burden. Nonetheless, everyone is living in a different situation so we can all use some tips on how to stay sane during this time. If all fails, watch a feel-good movie. I can definitely recommend Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse – it’s such a sweet, heartwarming cartoon.
What to read next. If one thing is sure, that is that after this crisis, technology will emerge as more important than ever as the enabler of everything. So anything we can learn in the meantime is good and if it’s a topic of global significance such as Artificial Intelligence and how will it shape business and life, even better. Consultan’t Mind recommends adding AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order to your reading list and who am I to disagree.
Thank you for reading and I hope everyone is staying safe & sane during these times & connected to your loved ones ❤️