Here at FINDRA, we’re always looking to bring you snippets of motivation to get you inspired for your own everyday adventures. This week feels like the world has gone a bit mad with panic, fear and uncertainty and at times like this it’s even more important than ever to be taking care of ourselves. It is OK to consider the future and use this time to plan and dream for our next adventures. It’s also OK to just focus on the ‘now’ and create routines for ourselves in our changing daily life. It’s about finding balance.
Finding Balance with Adventures
There will be a time social isolation and distancing is no longer the order of the day. There is hope and there is a future!
Back at our 5th Birthday Weekend in December 2019, we were talking to our brand ambassador, Graham Kelly, about his plans for 2020 and whether it was tricky to find balance between work, relationships and play in the mountains. He put down his thoughts for us, and even with the current uncertainty in the world with people having to postpone their plans left, right and centre, we thought this quite a relevant topic for discussion. While we have downtime to plan for the future, it could be the perfect time to consider your relationship with the outdoors and how you want to shape and nurture that relationship going forward.
Read Graham’s blog over here!
Finding Balance Working From Home
At a moment in time when there’s so much uncertainly and some people are restricted to working from home and struggling with isolation, let’s look for the positives and ways to manage new working patterns.
The best people to turn to for advice with working from home is those who have been doing it for a long time already. Freelance and remote workers are now the fountains of all home-working knowledge are here are their key tips:
1/. Keep up a set routine – make sure to get showered and dressed like any other day. Sitting around in your pyjamas won’t help with your productivity or mental transition into ‘work mode’.
2/. Protect your work time – when you’re in work mode, make sure you’re actually working and not doing other things. This also protects your work-life balance: when you’re not working you won’t be tempted to just answer one more email.
3/. Take intentional breaks – this includes lunchtimes, breaks to stretch your legs or walk the dog. They don’t have to be long, but all those moments in the office when you’ll have a chat with someone are good for your mental health, so be sure to emulate them while working from home.
4/. Put the kettle on – OK this one is advice from the scientists. Apparently a cup of tea can reduce stress by up to a quarter at a time of crisis!
Quote of the Week
Music of the Week
We’re building a FINDRA Community Playlist over on Spotify, bringing you music of a rather eclectic variety! From classic dance tunes to lesser-known indie songs, we hope there’s something new in there for you. If you’ve got a favourite you’d like to hear in the playlist, drop us a tweet!
Alongside a cup of tea, humour can help in a time of crisis too! Change these lyrics to, “ma, my, my my Corona!” and have a little light relief from the gloom.
Whatever you’re up to this week, dear friends, take care.
Love, Team FINDRA x