Tag: corona virus

Living in a new world โ€“ Days at home (23)

Another day. Wowsers was I busy yesterday. The boys are still off school, so they enjoy the downtime and the slack of playing lots of computer games. That’s ok too. And today – so far so good. Got some stuff done, including finishing an online course on Project Management. Hurray.

What am I busy with?

I am launching an online course for personal development based on my first productivity book I published in 2013, and re-published in 2017. It’s called #BeBetter and aligns your values to your purpose and success in life. I hope to be able to help hundreds of people to become better in what they do, improving their productivity and life along the way. So watch this space!

Then, I am still contracting until end of next week. With few days left, I am at least trying to get on top of things, do a proper hand-over and make sure the work I have done so far, can be carried on after I leave. So if you know of anyone needing a safe pair of hands, please let me know. I’d love to take on another contract, but also consider a full-time position in the industry, or a new industry. Why not, let’s get more experience and some change.

Anyway, let’s talk lock-down. We have been lucky and secured a delivery slot most weeks. We got plenty of food, plan another BBQ later, and enjoy long country walks. We watch Lord of the Rings, enjoy a game of Trivial Pursuit and wine deliveries get to us too. I get some reading done, and even managed journalling a lot over the weekend. Life is good, given the circumstances of course.

What are we afraid of?

Probably what everyone is afraid of:
– When does it end?
– Can we get it again?
– Will we get immunity?
– Will we see our loved ones again soon?
– Will we live in lock-down until this time next year?

… It’s uncertainty. It’s not fear, but maybe fear of a change in society, riots, unrest etc. But let’s hope it doesn’t come to it, and the virus will mutate and not attack humans anymore. Yet, will there be another virus coming soon?

Anyway, maybe enough for the day ๐Ÿ˜‰

What does the new normal look like? That’s another question we are trying to answer.

Living in a new world โ€“ Days at home (5)

Oh what a week. Now even the Prime Minister has Corona Virus. We wish him all the best.

It looks like the tasks for school are getting less, maybe because it is Friday.

Luckily I could help a bit more today, as I was at home and working on my own projects. Another promotional video done, some work on mindfulness, and preparation for a new client next week. Never stop. Never give in or up. Challenges are there to be overcome.

Best thing of the week or the day really was: setting up a Zoom call with Rohan’s class. They haven’t seen each other for over a week, and they loved chatting, laughing and giggling. It was so much fun to watch. Using technology to get them back together.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a picture (GDPR etc.) but it almost brought tears to my eyes. It was so great.

Now we are off for the weekend.

We update you again on Monday, day 7, unless anything happens over the weekend.

Stay safe!

Living in a new world – Days at home (1)

Hello world,

Since this morning, my two boys Colin and Rohan, are working with me from home. This is, as you all would have guessed, due to the Corona Virus or Corvid 19. So far we don’t have any symptoms, so we are all well hopefully, and my wife is at work. As she is a nurse, she can help people in these challenging times, so it is good that we can help them by staying at home.

Now, whilst the boys have been given homework, and I am still working as a contractor until mid April for now, but also work on my own stuff, these are challenging times to juggle the workload and schedules. However, day 1 went well, and we thought we start a diary. We guess the biggest challenge for everyone out there is that we don’t know how long this is going to last.

Home Office

Today we managed to do all of our home work, including Maths, English, Computing, Reading, SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation And Grammar), Art and we had fun too. Next steps are PE, e.g. we need to get out of the house to exercise and get some fresh air. We can always catch up on anything we need to finish later on. That’s mainly true for daddy ๐Ÿ˜‰

And the idea is that every day, at the end of the school day, we will write a short summary, record a video or share something that explains how we feel and what it is like to live a different life to what we are used to. Also, as time goes on, we update you on how things will change. Will we go into lockdown? Quarantine? Isolation? Whatever term it is going to be, and whatever life has in stock, we will persist and get through that. We are all in it together.

So this was day one, and daddy would like to share a video that was sent to him today. It might not appeal to the wider audience, but it reminds me very much of my home. When I was younger, and sick, and had to stay at home. I would listen to some German music by Reinhard Mey. He shared this video today, and for any German speakers I thought it might be nice to listen to him.

Stay safe out there, and you hear back from us again tomorrow!