Figures

Deaths UK: 16,060

Cases UK: 120,067

Worldwide Deaths: 161,904

Worldwide Cases: 2,358,351

Is it just me?

It’s been a difficult week for many reasons, but I do feel like 4 weeks in and I am losing touch with reality.  The more time I spend indoors, the more I forget that actually we are all just trying to get by each day.  That we are all stuck at home doing the best we can.  I think we become so insular, that all we think about is our own situation. Is it just me?

self-absorbed

adjective • usually disapproving

only interested in yourself and your own activities

Me, me, me

I was reminded by a good friend this week of just how self-absorbed I’d actually become (not intentional but needed).  I am on furlough at the moment and therefore sitting at home whilst seeing and knowing that colleagues are still working away has been hard.  Likewise, because I have been at home the whole time, it is hard to remember that actually life is not going on as normal whilst I’m at home.  I forget that it is not everyone at work as normal.  In meetings, sharing coffee breaks etc.  My anxiety takes over and I struggle not to take it personally, even though my logical brain knows fine well it was the obvious thing to do (I even offered myself for the scheme).

I do think that for the future we can learn a lot from this whole situation, we can learn the impact that it has on our workforces.  From key workers still battling away to keep us fed, safe and well, who aren’t paid enough.  To staff trying to work from home with limited IT and digital processes in place.  To furlough staff and ensuring they don’t feel forgotten about during the whole process.

However, that is exactly what it is, a learning curve, from a position that no-one saw coming, that no-one had planned for. We are all in the same boat…

“In the rush to return back to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.”

beautyqueenuk.co.uk

So for me, it’s all about remembering that everyone is just trying to do the best they can, to get through each day, That we are all in this together, taking one day at a time.

Fay x

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