Keeping positive through Lockdown 3.0 – LK HR

By Ben Carey on 29 January, 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.

Lizanne Keenan, Founder of Wiltshire-based human resources consultancy LK HR, gives us her insights on Zoom workouts, too much screen time and why she doesn’t believe in New Year resolutions.

How are you keeping positive through Lockdown 3.0?

Fitness has always been a big part of my life and helps with my mental wellbeing. Releasing the good endorphins changes my mood instantly. I workout with a great bunch of ladies and have had to adapt to doing this on Zoom during lockdown. Seeing their faces and motivating each other is such a lift.

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

Routine has always been important and trying to keep to routine keeps sense of purpose. I get up, attend the Zoom workout, walk the dog, get the children ready for online schooling and log in for my working day.

One habit that has crept in is more screen time, which I don’t like. I am consciously trying to cut this down but as this is the only method of staying in touch with the outside world it is a challenge!

Are you doing anything new?

I started my HR consultancy in October 2020 so lockdown is giving me time to launch my new venture. It allows me time to research, attend workshops (virtually) and network (virtually) more.

Have you changed your New Year resolutions?

To be honest I am not a strong believer in New Year resolutions; it’s a bit like ‘I will start my diet on Monday’! If you want to change, don’t wait, grab the bull by the horns and embrace it there and then. Surround yourself with the people who are going to support you and keep reminding yourself why you want the change.

Have you introduced any new rituals?

No new rituals but I have introduced more ‘me’ time. Also, reminding myself that it is ok to say no. If you don’t look after yourself you are no good to anyone.

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

Seeing my family and friends in person.

What is your biggest goal this year?

To grow my business.

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

It has taught me how well and how quickly we can adapt when we are all in it together. It has also shown how we can all support one another and reminded me that we are not alone.

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