Landing Place after COVID-19 TSUNAMI

It sometimes seems hard to remember ‘life before COVID-19’. A time when we’d never heard of it; it wasn’t a frequent daily reminder on radio, TV and internet. We can’t escape it even in our bubble haven. These constant reminders can be draining. I see COVID-19 being like a Tsunami. A huge wave has crashed upon us, our lives, our family, our work, our business. It’s size is immeasurable. We have been picked up and carried against our will and without any control to a place unknown. Not knowing where we might land or what the world will look like when we do. When we do land, and we will, we have to make the best of our new circumstances, our world, our views and current practices. We have to consider how our work routine or business services will change as a result to fit in and suit the new


COVID-19 has caused us to rethink everything. Our plans, our goals, mission, vision and purpose. It’s as if they were all a pack of playing cards which have been thrown up in the air lying randomly on the floor, scattered. This can cause us to feel overwhelmed, anxious and concerned about where to start and how to wade through a sea of uncertainty with what type of future lays ahead. However, we must start somewhere and now is the time to start! Step 1: We need to think about what our first goal is for right now. By right now I mean for the next one or two weeks. Focus on how you might action that goal, what you need to do and who might be able to help you. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help, support or advice, whether this is a friend, family, colleague or business

Managing Challenges Whilst Working Remotely

Are you feeling demotivated due to reduced income and lack of work? Are you feeling like a rudderless ship riding a stormy sea? Are you feeling disconnected from others during lockdown? These are some of many remote working challenges that face all of us during these unprecedented times. Creating a clear vision – becoming an optimist: Trying to build in a structure into your days to help you rebuild a new or revised vision of where you see you or your business being in the longer-term. This is a challenge as we are working from a blank canvas with an unknown future, but hanging onto the knowledge that we are all going to require services from each other, and whilst at the moment during lockdown it feels like everything will remain as it is right now, logically we know that things will get better, it will just take time, we

Old Life – New Life

COVID-19 has changed our ‘norm’ as we know it. We feel like we’re living in a ‘limbo’ state, not knowing what the future holds and trying to exist and function in isolation as we keep our social distancing. This can make us feel we have lost our bearings, our compass and our direction. We are steering a rudderless ship in stormy waters not knowing what’s over the crest of the next huge wave coming towards us. How might we try and keep grounded, focused and find some sort of direction and motivate ourselves to creating a new footing in our ‘soon to be’ new world? Find Direction – we need to be clear where we are going; this is hard when we might be struggling to focus and to concentrate, we may feel lost and unable to achieve. Taking small steps considering what are the first actions we might be

Home is where the heart is…

Would you agree that our home isn’t’ just a space or a place, it’s more of a feeling? It’s a feeling of being safe, feeling secure, our sanctuary, a place where we feel we can be comfortable. Normally our home is the first that we see in the morning and the last thing we see at night and is often the centre of our busy lives and always the place we come back to. If we go on holiday, work away or spend long days in work, whether we move to a new house or live with different people, our home is where the heart is. We need to remember this when we are starting to have ‘cabin fever’ or feeling ‘stir crazy’ in that being home, and staying home is our place of safety especially right now. We may feel isolated, emotional, tearful, frustrated or even angry and fearful,