The current Covid pandemic has not been easy for anyone. Not many people will forget 2020 and beyond. No one was spared from the disruption of the daily routine. What makes it worse is that it comes along with the need to wear a mask, social distancing and vaccination. In some more unfortunate cases, this brings with it the grim reaper.
From my own observations, many travel plans have been put on hold and dining out is a surprising luxury. Our primary ability to communicate has been modified to be taken over by Zoom, and many students have become accustomed to the term homeschooling (HBL).
Even the workplace is not spared. After expectations in the period until 2020, when there is a heightened fear that artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics could take away our valuable jobs and the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies, which promises us better returns with even more volatility of investments , we are now encouraged to work from home and get used to Zoom-communications. Never before have we faced feelings of isolation, confusion and helplessness at the same time.
Here are some tips to help us out:
We need to learn to slow down and take stock of what has happened in the last two years. There should be a quiet and modest reflection of past events. Take your time. You are not forced to use timing on Tiktok.
2. TV streaming
Sometimes it’s good to catch up on our favorite programs through streaming services. We can use our mobile device to connect to this world. Netflix and Disney + browsing… why not.
3. Review our goals
Our life goals may have been created before Covid and may not be relevant in light of Covid now. On the other hand, Covid may have brought new business opportunities and we may have to revise our sales forecast.
4. Work from home
The current situation of working from home may not appeal to many because these workers miss the social nature of meeting colleagues. There’s the added stress that the boss may not find enough evidence to be satisfied with our work and that we may have to throw key performance indicators (KPIs) out the window. Try to make the work area in your home more conducive and secluded.
5. New training
We can learn from YouTube platforms and always keep our minds open for upskilling.
Maybe we should get used to no more business trips and learn to use Zoom to connect with our foreign business associates.
Use this opportunity to exercise more and have a better diet.
8. Don’t hoard
Perhaps you can rethink your immediate environment and start clearing things out. You can also start color coding your stuff so you can save more time and find what you need much faster.
9. Listen to podcasts
I’m a business podcaster and I’ve also found great satisfaction in being able to focus on the message and takeaways of podcasts.
All the best in your future professional life.