Keeping positive through Lockdown 3.0 – Evo-Soft

By Ben Carey on 4 February, 2021

With Lockdown 3.0 upon us, The Business Exchange is asking for your insights regarding coping strategies, new habits and how to stay positive throughout this third (and hopefully final) national lockdown.

Lucy Mead, Marketing Co-ordinator at Microsoft Gold Enterprise Resource Planning Partner Evo-Soft in Swindon, talks about pets, Pilates and post-lockdown parties.

How are you keeping positive through Lockdown 3.0?

Knowing key worker friends, family and neighbours who continue to do an amazing job working incredibly hard makes me proud and keeps me positive. From a work perspective, being able to play a role in supporting many of our new and existing customers through these very trying times has been rewarding. 

How are you structuring your day? Have you changed your habits?

I have continued to work, all be it remotely, since the pandemic hit. At the end of my working day I’m enjoying slowing things down to spend quality time with my husband and daughter.

Are you doing anything new?

The Evo-soft management team have been supportive throughout the pandemic, regularly reminding us to be ‘kind to our mind’. I’ve enjoyed being able to use Microsoft Teams to keep in touch with colleagues via video calls and chat. At home, it’s been great to keep attending my Pilates class online every week.

Have you changed your New Year resolutions?

My resolution is to ‘keep it simple’. Take pleasure in the little things around me like wildlife and nature that we take for granted.

Have you introduced any new rituals?

I’m not sure I have any new rituals, but my dog and cat have taken to being by my side while I work. Our pets have done an amazing job of looking after us all.

What are you most looking forward to when restrictions are lifted?

I can’t wait to be able to hug family and friends again. We’ll celebrate with a big party.

What is your biggest goal this year?

That’s an easy one, I just want to keep loved ones safe, happy and feeling the love.

What has the past nine months taught you and how has it shaped your future for the better?

The past nine months has taught me personally that we don’t need to live life at a million miles an hour to be happy. Professionally, the pandemic has magnified the important role that technology adoption plays in helping businesses to succeed.  

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