Busyness or Blues?
2021 is on and I’m working from home. The company is busy and I have many online meetings every day. The boys are also at school every day online, some days just a few hours, some days many hours.
I’m busy almost all day, typically I begin making dough for breakfast buns, to have them ready before the boys meet at 8 a.m. Meanwhile, I check emails on my phone, read news and drink a cup of tea while enjoying the quietness before the workday begins and the kids go to school.
When the buns are done, work begins in my little home office somewhere between 7 and 8 a.m. The office has the size of a perfect walk-in closet, but I’ve always preferred having my own office instead. Right now, many people regret that they chose to set up a walk-in closet instead of an office.
Between Team meetings, phone calls and other assignments, I need to help with homework – or check that someone just “accidentally” touched the PlayStation button instead of the pc button. Then it’s time to do some laundry, when done one of the boys has to hang it up to dry.
I’m so fortunate that until now I haven’t worked much from home during the whole Corona epidemic. Many have been at home for 10 months now. It can be difficult to get a proper work-life balance and some become sad or get depressed. I fully understand them, the sadness can well overcome you when days go by with no other contact with work colleagues than via Teams or Zoom and you just dream of going back to normal.
At the moment we are back in lockdown in Denmark again and we see no one – as in NONE. We only go shopping for groceries when absolutely necessary and we do not stop and have a chat like we used to. Fortunately we have each other to talk to at home. The British variant of Corona has come to Denmark and is spreading rapidly. It is vital that we keep to ourselves and do not invite the virus inside. What will happen the next weeks depends on our behavior as a society.
While we wait for the time of miracles, I keep busy with good music and crocheting. The boys play online and the whole family plays Trivial Pursuit.
The snow falls and melts the day after, the days go by one by one…
Oldies but goodies – I love Mike & The Mechanics – so they’re often on…
However, I have chosen to leave the blues on the doorstep (hopefully) together with COVID-19. Life is going its unplanned way right now and nobody can tell what tomorrow brings. The postive thing is the vaccinations are progressing as planned in Denmark, everything looks so nice outside when covered in snow and we are in inside warm and dry.
How have you experienced these last months? Do you have any tips and tricks on how to keep spirits up during these difficult times? Feel free to comment on what you do in your everyday life and especially the days that are a little heavy to get through.
Find my recipe for the buns here: