How to make remote working rewarding work

A few words of wisdom from Rosalyn today, as she shares her thoughts and advice on a subject much in the spotlight at the moment…

For many small business owners and freelancers, working from home is nothing out of the ordinary but, with the UK in lockdown for the past three weeks – a situation that’s likely to continue for some time – remote working has become the new norm for many more people now.

“Remote working is, rather like a virus, an unseen and often unsettling thing that creates dis-ease. The sense of isolation can be crippling,” says Ros in a recent post on her website.

“We are basically tribal people and our wellbeing is tied to connection. The greatest punishment you can give to a person, apart from something physical, is to isolate them. In prison, this will be solitary confinement. A sailor marooned on an island. People sent into exile. It’s all about disconnection.”

So how do you connect, especially if you’ve been forced into quarantine or self-isolation during these troublesome times?

Find out what Ros has to say in her blog post, where she offers not only practical advice about how to take care of yourself but also shares her her own Fab Four antidotes to the virus of lonely home working

  • Find a tribe
  • Invest in systems
  • Track your time
  • Be transparent

You’ll find the full post here and, elsewhere on the website, plenty of other good advice and offers of support from the Girls Around Town‘s wellbeing guru…

Food for thought

Today’s top tips, courtesy of Alison Harris who joined the Girls Around Town last September to share some of her thoughts on the importance of mindset when it comes to nutrition…

In these difficult days, there’s plenty of advice on offer about staying safe but one of the things often overlooked is the need to look after your immune system and, more to the point, how to do it.

Here’s what Alison has to say about some of the vitamins, minerals and foods that can help boost your immune system by providing the nutrients to repair and renew the white blood cells that will help you to get well from any illness, not just this one.

Alison Harris Wellbeing

So, at the time of writing, we are in a health crisis caused by a pandemic. We are having to live very differently, conform to rules that we don’t like but are for the greater good. Lives have been turned upside down, families are separated and jobs and finances have uncertain outcomes. This state of chaos can be scary and unpredictable and it can sometimes feel like we have no control.

And yet, right now. we are being given the opportunity to stop what we’ve been doing and reflect, re-evaluate and reset our priorities, focus on what’s important to us, our loved ones, communities and the world at large. We have the chance to question the old and create the new and help to fix things that are broken.

Albert Einstein is believed to have said that “insanity” is doing the same thing over and over again in the same…

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Captain Krankypants comes to Carriages

On Tuesday 18 December Australian returning veteran and successful businessman Trace Dann, known to audiences worldwide as the legendary Captain Krankypants, will be entertaining guests at Newark’s Carriages Café with his highly energetic presentation on how to enjoy life despite suffering from Depressive Disorder and PTSD.

With so many people today suffering from these conditions, Captain Krankypants will be sharing the story of his own journey, from a life of inner turmoil, stress, unhappiness, displeasure, annoyance, anger and distrust to a new life of self-awareness, acceptance, trust and hopefully happiness.

“After more than 30 years in the work force and 19 years in the military, including multiple tours to battle zones, Trace has a wealth of experiences that combine to provide a unique outlook on life,” said Wendy Baird, owner of Carriages.

“We’re delighted to welcome him to Newark for what promises to be a very special evening. His personal take on what is obviously a very serious topic is guaranteed to provoke laughter and tears in equal measure and give hope to those who have suffered or are suffering from depression themselves.”

Tickets for the show, which starts at 7.30pm, are available now from Carriages Café and are priced £10 each, including a welcome drink on arrival. For more details and reservations, visit Carriages at Platform 1, Newark Castle Station or call 01636 676129.