Most of us are staying home to stay healthy and stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. In this episode–recorded just three days prior to posting–Janine and Shannon discuss some of the challenges we’re facing working from home in these strange times, despite the fact we’ve been working from home for years. Most of the changes are going on inside our heads!
Discussion topics include:
- How quickly everything is changing these days as the novel coronavirus spreads
- Adjusting to the changes made by the need to stay home
- How even though Shannon’s work life hasn’t really changed, everything feels different
- Cutting yourself (and others) infinite slack
- Janine’s discomfort at time pressure being eliminated from her day (since she’s no longer seeing clients)
- Janine’s first weekend in 25 years where she didn’t have to feel guilty about not working
- Holding yourself to a standard of accomplishing things at home without getting caught up in perfectionism
- To-Do List Bingo: Our secret weapon for creating some structure without creating too much structure
- Our different approaches to bingo this time around
- The value of staying busy and having fun tasks lists
- Trying to avoid negativity
- That it’s completely normal to feel a range of emotions every day
- Bingo Baker, the website Janine’s using to automatically create Bingo cards
- Janine’s first blog post on To Do List Bingo, way back in 2011
3 thoughts on “Episode 96: Adjusting to the New Normal”
Maybe I will have to play a game of To-Do List Bingo one of these times. I think I will have to play it on a weekly basis with the tasks I need to do around the house: vacuum, mop, dust, clean bathroom, clean kitchen (everyday), etc. etc. I don’t need to do it for my daily work, but I have been lax in doing the weeklies during this crazy time.
I just set up my Chores Bingo card and I am loving playing it online. I have challenged a friend to play with me! My goal is to play “blackout” during the week.
Christy, great job implementing To-Do List Bingo! The thing that’s great about it is it’s so adaptable to an individual’s needs.