One year of this – whatever this is

I imagine there will be a whole gang of people dusting off their typewriters, as we mark the first anniversary of the Covid-19 lives we lead. Recording our thoughts, particularly of such an abnormal year, feels important. A year ago today, I started working from home. A pregnant partner meant I was a taking noContinue reading “One year of this – whatever this is”

Meeting mayhem

In recent weeks, my diary started to fill up with meetings again. There was a lull while we were finding our feet and deciding which work needed to continue. But that’s long since ended. People know their days now, and the assumption is that work continues as planned pre-pandemic. And that’s fine. But our livesContinue reading “Meeting mayhem”

Six months in, six more to go?

I’ve been working at home for a little over six months now. I can split that period into two three-month chunks – before Teddy and after. One of those periods felt less stressful than the other. And despite the convenience of a three-month old baby to blame, I don’t think that gives the full picture.Continue reading “Six months in, six more to go?”

Take time to unplug

This time last year, I dug out my sleeping bag and headed, via Leamington Spa, to an event called Comms Unplugged. I knew little of what I was in for. But what I did know was that the event came highly recommended by my good friend, trusted advisor and former mentor, Darren Caveney. Darren isContinue reading “Take time to unplug”

Find your escapism

Social distancing, self-isolation and working from home all mean huge changes to our daily lives.These can all have a negative impact on our mental health and wellbeing. With this in mind, I asked some colleagues and my Twitter contacts to share their top tips for protecting their mental health. I was overwhelmed with the volumeContinue reading “Find your escapism”