There are times I'd be sitting on the couch and the urge to drive to CVS would cross my mind. Then reality sets in and I'd ask myself if it is necessary to be out there. I'd think not. I'd go back to flipping channels on TV and go about watching whatever is on. Kepi and I have been at home for a whole week. We went out last Friday evening for a grocery run and purchased what we needed for the week. We've seen empty shelves of hand sanitizers, toilet papers, milk, eggs and even the meat section. Some people have been panic buying, but no panic buying or hoarding for us. We have to think of other people and that there's enough for everybody. In my opinion, panic buying is a selfish act.
I've been watching the news less. I try to focus on what's in front of me, of what I can control, and of what I can do to get through the day. As my boss would say every morning, another day closer to the other side.
For this work at home situation, I have to create a schedule I try to follow:
- 6:30 am wake up, go for a 30 minute walk, shower afterwards
- 7ish am breakfast, watch a little TV
- 9 am work, conference calls
- 11:30 am go for a lunch walk while calling Mom/Dad in Hawaii
- 12 pm eat lunch
- 12:30 pm back to work
- 3 pm take a 15 minute break, have tea
- 3:15 pm work some more
- 5 pm sign off
- 5:30 pm prepare dinner, eat, rest
- 7 pm go for an evening walk if weather/time permits
The best part of my day are my walks. No matter how you're day is going, it's a beautiful world out there.
|If it's not raining, I walk further in the morning and what a delight to pass through this blooming street.|
|It was a bit foggy when I went for this morning walk.|
|The Cherry Blossoms are here.|
|I love these flowers that bloom on the trunk.|
|I have taken over our dining table as my office, while Kepi is taking the home office upstairs. We try to work in separate areas so that we don't disturb each other during conference calls.|
|Here's Dizzy enjoying the warmth of the Sun.|
What about you? Do you have a routine while working at home? I hope you're all doing well.
Stay at home. Stay safe and healthy.