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I remember my father telling me that ‘common sense is not so common’ when I was about 7 or 8 years old.
A neighbour visited and I listened while they talked about the boundary fence on the west side of the farm. It needed repair and they discussed the options. That fence was on a very steep bit of hillside, almost a cliff at some points along its length, and what the neighbour proposed seemed like madness to me.
After he left, I said his solution wouldn’t work and that’s when my father said that ‘common sense is not so common’.
By the way, that fence didn’t get fixed for years 🙂
How often have you assumed something that seemed obvious to you, but someone else saw things differently and therefore acted differently?
They are not wrong from their perspective, but from your perspective they are wrong. Who is right?
Does your perspective have a greater right to exist than theirs? Is it more accurate?
After all, they built their perspective the same way you built yours.
Follow this link and look at points 1 and 3, then think about perspectives and common sense.
There are so many people working from home and flexing their hours around families and other home commitments. Experiences vary from surprise that it’s possible with their job, to liberating, to hating it.
Whatever it is for you, bear this in mind…
There is a fine line between working from home and sleeping at the office.
Which are you doing?
How would you know?
What is a warning sign for you that you are ‘sleeping at the office’?
I do a lot of speaking at events, at least, I used to 🙂 and when I say something like “I am going to tell you a story, so get comfortable, and we’ll begin…” everybody moves. They all ‘get comfortable’.
Were they not comfortable before?
I suspect we spend a lot of our time just continuing as we are, even though it is not optimal. We are not comfortable, but don’t really notice it. We are not comfortable, but not so uncomfortable that we are driven to do anything about it. We are not comfortable, but we tolerate the stuff that isn’t quite right, and inertia rules.
What are you tolerating on a daily basis due to inertia?
What small change could you make that would allow you to ‘get comfortable’?
I am wearing odd socks, and I don’t care.
I have noticed that my priorities and evaluation of aspects of the way I live my life have changed under lockdown. Some things that used to seem important, no longer have power, and vice versa.
What about you?
What have you noticed yourself doing or accepting now that you never would have done in the past?
What do you insist on now that never used to seem important?
Do you think you will change back?
I have become used to this new way of life resulting from lockdown. It no longer feels strange or weird although it certainly has aspects that I like and dislike compared with my pre-COVID life.
I went into lockdown with food in my store cupboard and good intentions in my mind as to how I would live in lockdown. Recently, I have noticed a few things slipping…
My fitness discipline has slipped My food discipline has slipped My Netflix discipline has slipped I don’t drink, or that discipline probably would have slipped as well 🙂
Perhaps living alone is a factor?
Don’t get me wrong. This is not a full-blown slide into messy idle oblivion.
I have just noticed that as time goes on, I am relaxing into the familiarity of this new life and as a result, I am letting a few things slip.
What are you letting slip now that the initial lockdown strangeness has worn off?
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