Time flies ... Yesterday I reached the 4th week of quarantine, and it's time to see where I am.
How is work going?
I am one of those lucky who kept my job during my WHV. However, I know it was difficult to work from home every day. This is why, I chose to separate the place where I telecommute (my room) from the place where I practice other activities (the living room). My job is to test mobile applications, which I can do from home without any problem. The secret to working well at home and is to schedule your daily activity.
What do I do during my leisure time?
If you are too have struggled to find things to do, let me give you some idead. First of all for sport, I continue to do exercises daily at least 30 minutes. This allows me to compensate for the lack of physical activity. I also told myself that this is the right time to train your own skills by taking online courses in areas that I have always wanted to study (such as marketing or IT). I also started to read books (and in English please!) in order to continue to progress on languages throughout my WHV. Finally, I spend a lot more time working on my website, and creating content for YOU during this quarantine 😉
How do I handle it?
This is a very good question because we all experience this quarantine moment in a different way. Behind your computer, you may be experiencing this separation from your loved ones and friends in a difficult way. For my part, when I lived in Paris I had already been unemployed for six months and I had to schedule everything. In addition, I could not really go out because I did not have enough money to do activities. It was a difficult period, but one that allowed me to teach myself The discipline. So, I can see into this quarantine like if I was again unemployed (social contacts less).
See the bright side!
It is a period that allows you to question yourself, to take time for yourself and to reflect on what you really want in life. This allowed me to refocus on myself and complete projects that I had put on standby for a long time. I also heard from my loved ones but also from people with whom I had struggled to keep in touch since I left for Canada.
Let’s see what happens as an opportunity to change and not necessarily as a fatality! Yesterday's system will forever be changed following this crisis, that's for sure. But it also means that the system of tomorrow will be in demand for new people with a new way of thinking. It will be necessary to take advantage of it to pull out of the game and start from the front by preparing today what TU will do when the quarantine will be over.
On these last lines, I wish you a multitude of projects that will allow you to move forward every day and achieve one by one the objectives that you will have set yourself.
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