So we just had our first weekend in Level 3 Step 3. Lockdown day 54ish? I’m really not sure any more.
One of the more interesting personal impacts of all this Covid lockdown palaver is fatigue, inability to focus on something for more than 15 minutes and a general malaise.
One of the clear things that came out of the Steps announced was the removal of the 5km/no motorised travel restrictions. This enabled me to extend my bubble of one. Joy!
God I have missed people and connection. Two months of lockdown isolation is not a healthy state for this Simon.
Last week I took the step of moving back in to my office for work. As an essential service and given that I can actively avoid people it’s an easy thing to justify. And necessary. The change of scenery and having my two-monitor workplace back has really given me a lift. Mooching around my apartment is no longer an option!
I was delighted to be able to see my son on his 19th birthday. I was worried that I’d not be able to. I am mindful of the loss of these sorts of things for many people in Auckland/New Zealand. It’s been (and still is) a very challenging time.
So I have started this new work week with a bit more of a spring in my step and a degree of optimism.
I hope you’re all doing ok.
You do need people in your life who care, to get you though the tough times.