Friday, 3rd April, 2020
Ignite Wanaka Executive Officer, Naomi Lindsay, tells us about her life under Alert Level 4
𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗰𝗼-𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗳𝗳? (𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗼-𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗳𝗳)? My partner Pete is now my co-worker, though he’s not very helpful LOL, except with my IT issues. That’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.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻? 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 ‘crew’ to hang out with. 𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀;
🏡 More time to pack for the move to our new house
💑 More chats with Mum and Dad in the UK
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴? I miss people ☹ I am a social person and miss hosting Chamber events, seeing friends, having people over and generally laughing with people.
☕ Seeing friendly faces I know around town for a gossip and a chat over coffee.
😪 My hairdresser Sarah – these grey roots are not going to withstand the lockdown!
🏕️ My weekly trips to hang out with Sarah and The Camp team in Lake Hawea (our new home)
👗 My Saturday mooch around the charity clothing shops – though my bank account loves me for it.
🥓 Breakfast (I never eat breakfast)
☑️ Zooming – I zoom here, there and everywhere
☑️ Working full time on Chamber stuff rather than part time across various clients
☑️ Resurrecting our Yahtzee passion with a new ‘bubble’ tournament underway
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝘁𝗶𝗽 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗵𝘆𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝘆?
Definitely exercise regularly, sticking to a routine (whatever that now entails)
☑️ Doing something each day you love and wouldn’t normally do.
☑️ Trying to keep to the weekday/weekend routine so you have separation.
☑️ Turn off social media and news TV after 6pm -and DO NOT peek.
☑️ Also be kind. If you find yourself getting caught up in negative online comments or reports. Pull away from it and think kindly.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 "𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗻𝗼𝗿𝗺"?𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗱𝗼 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱-𝟭𝟵? Plan. We don’t when this will ‘end’ 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. It’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. Don’t let that go.
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