Friday, 3rd April, 2020

Ignite Wanaka Executive Officer, Naomi Lindsay, tells us about her life under Alert Level 4ย 

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ-๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ? (๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ-๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ)? My partner Pete is now my co-worker, though heโ€™s not very helpful LOL, except with my IT issues. Thatโ€™s been a huge help. Our three Bengal X Ragdoll kittens are as much use as a chocolate teapot, but VERY cute and loving having us home a lot.
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๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป? Daily walk with Pete and reigniting my photography passion, snapping things every day that inspire me. Amazing how work takes over day-to-day life and I always find excuses not to do these two things which I love. Also connecting with my peers daily over zoom has given me a new โ€˜crewโ€™ to hang out with. ๐—ข๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€;
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๐Ÿฆ The birdsong at home
๐Ÿก More time to pack for the move to our new house
๐Ÿ’‘ More chats with Mum and Dad in the UK
๐Ÿ’ฒ Spending less $$
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๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด? I miss people โ˜น I am a social person and miss hosting Chamber events, seeing friends, having people over and generally laughing with people.
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๐—œ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€:
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โ˜• Seeing friendly faces I know around town for a gossip and a chat over coffee.
๐Ÿ˜ช My hairdresser Sarah โ€“ these grey roots are not going to withstand the lockdown!
๐Ÿ•๏ธ My weekly trips to hang out with Sarah and The Camp team in Lake Hawea (our new home)
๐Ÿ‘— My Saturday mooch around the charity clothing shops โ€“ though my bank account loves me for it.
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๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ "๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ"?
โ˜‘๏ธ Daily walks
๐Ÿฅ“ Breakfast (I never eat breakfast)
โ˜‘๏ธ Zooming โ€“ I zoom here, there and everywhere
โ˜‘๏ธ Working full time on Chamber stuff rather than part time across various clients
โ˜‘๏ธ Resurrecting our Yahtzee passion with a new โ€˜bubbleโ€™ tournament underway
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๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐˜†๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜†?
Definitely exercise regularly, sticking to a routine (whatever that now entails)
โ˜‘๏ธ Doing something each day you love and wouldnโ€™t normally do.
โ˜‘๏ธ Trying to keep to the weekday/weekend routine so you have separation.
โ˜‘๏ธ Turn off social media and news TV after 6pm -and DO NOT peek.
โ˜‘๏ธ Also be kind. If you find yourself getting caught up in negative online comments or reports. Pull away from it and think kindly.
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๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ "๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ"?๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต? Plan. We donโ€™t when this will โ€˜endโ€™ or how that will look. We can however spend time now planning what each of the alert levels looks like for our individual businesses. Include your team in this. Itโ€™s important we all stay mentally alert and motivated and making them a part of your recovery will not only yield great ideas, it will give them purpose in their day. As humans we crave social connection, routine and a sense of purpose. Donโ€™t let that go.
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๐—–๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐˜๐˜๐—ฝ๐˜€://๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐˜.๐—น๐˜†/๐Ÿฏ๐—ฏ๐—๐—ซ๐—ค๐—ข๐—ท