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.
Here Rosie Skinner, Director and Founder of South West
recruitment agency Mployable, gives
us her thoughts on Zoom, breathing and how to celebrate once restrictions are
How are you keeping positive
through Lockdown 3.0?
The most important thing for
me has been the support of my team. We
have regular Zoom calls to boost each other and keep each other motivated. Even
though it is virtual, that communication is important. Sometimes though the
only thing for it is a biscuit and a cuppa.
How are you structuring your
day? Have you changed your habits?
I am trying to give myself
regular breaks. I was lucky that Santa brought
me a Fitbit for Christmas, so that reminds me to move and keep active.
Are you doing anything new?
For the past few months I have
added in a morning yoga and meditation session, and this has been really
beneficial for my mindset and mental health.
Since Lockdown 3.0, I’ve also been trying to motivate myself to walk my
10,000 steps each day and get outside at least once, but it’s not always easy.
Have you changed your New Year
For the first year in a long
time, I haven’t made any. Last year was
tough, and we aren’t through the worst of it.
A friend told me that she always resolves to ‘add’ rather than ‘take
away’ so I’m trying to follow in her steps and add; a bit more water (mainly in
warming herbal teas), a few more veggies, a few more steps and more deep
Have you introduced any new
breathing. It reminds you sometimes how
poor your breath can be when you don’t think about it, and how five deep
breaths can fix a lot of things.
What are you most looking
forward to when restrictions are lifted?
Eating somewhere other than my
kitchen table and getting together with my family and friends over food and
drinks. Me and my family have recently
moved house, so a belated housewarming party would be fantastic!
What is your biggest goal this
To keep my head above water, keep
breathing and keep being kind.
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 just how uncertain everything is (and possibly always has been). It has also taught me to roll with the
punches and not absorb too much news or engage in ‘doom scrolling’. It has taught me to do my best with what I
have right here and now.
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