I was totally unprepared. I admit that quite openly. I did not have any face masks at home. Did not have food supplies. My Wifi was not able to handle long online sessions.
Now it is different. I am usually so organised and equipped with my lists right? So I have decided to mention a little bit about my ‘prepping’ although my blog is not about prepping (and I never thought I will be making list like this ever). There are plenty of sites and very useful ones. I am not specialised in this but I do want to be prepared for next time as the governments act very very slowly and local networks including supermarkets as well.
So just very briefly – I am building basics at home. Without anxiety and using as much common sense as I am able to. I look at what I really need in a week and based on that I shop certain items and tuck them away into my cupboard.
Essential medicines and First-aid kits
Masks, gloves, goggles, possible a plastic face shield (did not get those, yet)
Water for several days /2l per adult a day/
Basic food supply
Certain ‘luxury items’ like coffee, tea bags, chocolate
Small alternative source cooker and supplies
Radio and batteries, candles, matches
I probably forgot something but if I am able to keep these at home – I will feel calmer and more prepared than I was “last” time.
I am also looking at more long-term planning of other things like my financials, growing my own food and teaming up with people that I know I can trust.
Anyway dear friends, take care and stay healthy and calm 🙂
There are lots of prediction how the world will look. It is clear to me that I will have to be more versatile and juggle lots of moving parts. I will have to learn few more things, too. From all of this I gather that the future is going to be about activity, flexibility and self-improvement.
All of which I don’t particularly like or excel in…I love things to be the way they are – change often scares me. I don’t welcome it…having said that, I know it is something that needs to be done. I have streamlined my direction as follows:
What am I good at? Maybe look back into my past and rediscover old talent.
How can I help others or solve their problem while earning bit on the side. Tutoring? Dog walking? Selling things I don’t need anymore?
I need to go deeper in my skills, what makes be different from the crowd? (I need to work on this point and I know it will take me at least a year to do that – I know that sucks but it is better to be honest with myself)
So yes, this is a marathon that feels like a very long sprint 🙂
My last post might have been a bit long-winded, I think…
So today I am doing something different. Basically putting out a checklist of what I am focusing now during these strange times. I like to write short lists to streamline my thoughts, especially after watching or reading something inspirational or motivational.
What do I love most? How can I translate that into a digital business/product?
What truly fulfils me?
What I am most passionate about (work wise )
Prioritise based on my answers to Question 1-3
Stick with it
Organise other things that I don’t like, things that sap my energy, things I am not particularly good at
Cut out things that eat my time
What takes me away from my priorities – based on my answers to Questions 6-8, cut them out or at least minimise them