Work from Home Video Meetings

Hello, how are you doing? I hope you are doing well and keeping safe. With the rate at which this new variant is spreading, it might be best to really be safe until all calms down. The numbers keep increasing and more and more people that we know are getting infected on a daily basis.

Yesterday, the 7th of January, I got dressed and my children thought I was going out. I said that I wasn’t and only got dressed up for work. Truth is, I spoke with myself that there would be no more office shirt and pyjamas bottom anymore this year. If covid caused work from home would be longer than usual then we better find ways to work around it and try to be more organised. My actual job is where I am most organised. Anyways, here I was, working, feeling all dressed up and pretty, working at my desk and then a call came through at 1:05pm. It was from a mom, asking to be let in to our scheduled meeting! I said “okay, I will let you in just now, sorry about that, day is going by so quickly, I can’t believe it’s 1pm already”.

In my mind though, I was like what meeting? I completely forgot that I had a 1pm Google meeting. Quickly, I opened my calendar tab on the laptop and saw that I set up the meeting myself for Thursday, 1pm. Then I opened my email to scan and have an idea of who I was about to speak to and remind myself about the background. And then I opened my laptop and allowed them into the meeting. It was a mom and her son who would like to study abroad by September. I took them through the process and the meeting went successfully.

Moral of the story, it was good that I started this new year with this resolution of getting properly dressed for work, every day. I was easily able to just join the meeting straight away, without scrambling to look for what to wear, style my hair, put on a bit a make up, it wouldn’t have worked. I would have had to make an excuse or something of that sort. It felt good. This year, I plan to be more organised and so far, it is looking good. Week one, done and dusted!

Thanks for stopping by and do have a lovely weekend. Make the best of it. Do what you love. Take care of yourself. Spend time with friends and family, where possible or call them on video (even with pyjamas, haha). What are you doing differently in 2021? What do you plan to do differently? Feel free to leave a comment below.