Causing mischief

Published on:
May 14, 2020

I find it hard to believe that after 9 weeks, my kids still do not know how to load a dishwasher! It could be that they're just messing with me. I think we're all getting a little mischievous after being isolated together for so long. The temptation is to mess with the order that those around us have spent so much time and energy getting right. Maybe it's out of boredom, maybe there's a bit of tit for tat or maybe we just want to rebel against all of the rules. It's liberating to act like a child every once in a while.

But eventually we have to get back to it. Here are a couple more thoughts to get through the day.

- Overcommunicate. One of the biggest drawbacks to working remotely is the absence of spontaneous interactions. Sometimes these are just casual conversations; other times they end up turning into long, engaging discourses. Make a point to reach out to people. Shoot them an email. Schedule an check-in meeting. It will seemed forced at first, but eventually it will become second nature.

- Don’t be afraid to multitask whenever it makes sense to do so. Studies say the human brain isn’t built to do two things at once. What they mean is two demanding tasks at once. All meetings aren’t created equally. Some require only a fraction of our attention span. Use the rest of your brain to do the laundry, fix yourself a meal or walk the dog. Get something useful done during that time.

You can find more tips for making the most of your time at home here.  If you have any you'd like to share, email us in your own time and we’ll post them!

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