Today we spend a good amount of time outside, in a park in Stuttgart. Adhering to all the rules of the distancing. The sun and the fresh air felt good.
It was a really nice day. And I even got some pictures to share.
In the evening while preparing dinner, some thoughts and some clarity came to my mind. Since this whole situation started, I managed to mostly break my creative habits, I am not as productive as I would like to be, I am not that constistant as I would like to be. I am not allocating the time and the importance to my habits that they need.
One of the good things of this whole thing is that I can spend a lot of time with my girlfriend, but that also means, that both of us should maintain their routines and take their schedule seriously. We now implemented a margin day into our week, where we are not planning anything and each of us is doing "something".
Without communicating what you want and need, your partner won't magically know.
We live in crazy times, and I guess this won't be the last time we will experience such a situation. Therefore it gets more and more important to implement routines, or call it protocols, in our lifes, which we can live by. Checklists on how to deal with certain situations.
If we want or not, we have to think about this new normal. What will you do differently, when such a situation appears again?
It can and will happen again. No matter if we are talking about our private life, or about business. We all have to do our homework.