On Tuesday 23 March 2021 it will be 1 year since the first lockdown. Who’d have thought that one year on, we would have experienced not 1, not 2 but 3 lockdowns! However, upon reflection, what lessons can we learn from each lockdown to take forward in business and life.
From Lockdown 1…Keep calm and carry on
With lockdown 1 no-one knew what to expect. However, the way the country adapted and adhered to the ‘stay at home’ message and all that it entailed (working, home schooling, more washing, ironing, domestic chores and care for elderly relatives) was nothing short than heroic. It really showed the metal of the nation and particularly women in their ability to keep calm and carry on in tough times.
From Lockdown 2… Keep taking decisive action
Irrespective of what is going on around you, sometimes in life you get a window of opportunity, so you need to be decisive to seize the day. In our case we needed to move to be nearer to family and from the way the R number was increasing and what was looming on the horizon we did move. Luckily it was just in time for we moved the day before they officially announced lockdown 2! So, if there is something that you want or need to do, ‘just do it’ as Nike would say. As there is no such thing as the perfect time; and also, you could miss the opportunity.
From Lockdown 3…Keep close to those that are near and dear
As the year went on more people’s lives were being personally affected by Coronavirus. If you yourself have not had the virus, I am sure you know someone that has. The pandemic has really brought home the message that life is too short; and that you just don’t know what is around the corner. Therefore, spending time and keeping in touch with family and friends has become more important. So, hold on close to those that are near and dear.
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