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  1. Staying at home during the lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic can affect your life in so many different ways. For most people, this will even feel like a punishment of sorts as your ability to undertake normal day to day activities, including going to work, has been taken away. As the lockdown continues for at least another three weeks it might, at times, feel as though you are a prisoner in your own home!

    Even though I work from home full-time anyway, my routine has still been disrupted.  I am used to having six or seven hours to myself at home each day, in peace and quiet, to crack on with work.  It’s hard to concentrate and work all day as I used to when my husband and two children are here all day, needing attention and making noise.  My youngest is five so being quiet is not an option!

    I’d still go out every day to get a break from the house.  I’d go to the gym each morning and I’d regularly work in a business lounge so as I could escape my house.  Working from home sounds like a dream, but as many people are probably finding out right now, cabin fever can really set in when you are at home all the time.

    For my own sanity I had to change my ‘work’ scenery regularly before the lockdown, but now I must always stay at home and try to keep working full-time amongst all the noise and having to be mum at the same time, as I am now the only earner during the lockdown.  It’s certainly a challenge.

    Not only have our work lives and home lives been affected, but our health can be affected in so many ways too.  We are unable to partake in the exercise we are used to and we may not be able to get all the healthy food we are so used to buying.  On occasion our local convenience store has been totally wiped out of fresh fruits and vegetables and we’ve been unable to secure online deliveries.  When we did get an online delivery at the start of the lockdown almost half of what we ordered was out of stock and there were no replacements.

    Even so, it is still so important to try and maintain good health during the lockdown.  It’s vital for physical health and mental health.  Right now it’s even more important to stay healthy to keep us sane and also to give our body the best chance of fighting off the virus should we catch it.

    Here are some tips to ensure you are staying healthy during the lockdown.

  2. The recent Covid-19 outbreak has undeniably shaken the world. Businesses have had to close their doors, people can’t leave their homes, and the grief being caused by this virus is unprecedented in modern times.

    Of course, though, the global lockdown won’t last forever, and now is as good a time as any to start thinking about how you’re going to open the doors to your business once the dust has settled.

    To help you out with this, this post will explore some of the changes which offices and other business premises should be making in the wake of Covid-19.

  3.  As COVID-19 continues to turn our lives upside down, working remotely has become (mostly) mandatory. The fact is though, working remotely was growing in popularity long before COVID came along and forced us all into hiding.

    Perhaps you’re working remotely and you're thinking ‘I could get used to this’ (if the cabin fever hasn't set in yet)!

    Maybe you’ve been considering a career change lately?

    When the time is right to look for a new role, these job sites are excellent resources for those looking to go-remote.

  4. Our fixer upper house has been a labour of love for six years now.  Upon moving in we naively thought we’d be done in a matter of weeks, but had no idea how much things cost and how long it would really take to decorate the house to our taste.  Throw in having our second baby after moving in and getting married and things took even longer than we could have ever imagined.