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Some food for thought...

It’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel or focus on what potential positives could possibly come out of Covid-19 when people are losing their jobs, livelihoods or lives. We definitely don’t want to downplay this however, we thought when there is so much negativity in social media it would be nice to discuss some of the positives that may come out of this terrible situation.


  • Companies that have previously not been open to flexible working arrangements, be that part time, reduced hours or working from home may be more open to this. Covid-19 has forced most operating businesses to work from home and whilst there are sure to be teething issues along the way, we believe it will be proven that we really can work effectively and productively remotely. We too often see candidates who need a little bit of flexibility miss out on opportunities because they need to be in the office specific hours so we are positive this will create a shift for the better.

  • More quality family time (I understand this is hard during the week when you’re juggling work and school etc). However, on the weekends there is no rushing to and from sporting games or parties or whatever it may have been that filled your days. We have the opportunity to really make the most of spending quality time with our families (those that live with us) and giving them the gift of our attention. I don’t know about you, but this has certainly been my favourite part of isolation. Our bond as a family is even stronger than before.

  • Most people seem to be making the most of being able to exercise and are walking or riding daily. It’s so refreshing to see so many people enjoying the day and moving their bodies. They say it takes between 21 and 30 days to create a habit so I wonder if these daily walks will become a part of everyone’s routine when Covid19 has disappeared.

  • Community spirit – whether it be ‘The Care Army’, random acts of kindness or paying it forward or supporting your local take away businesses. One thing that always shines bright in times of disasters are the way that most people in the community bond together and do their bit to help where they can. I’m not sure if it’s the Aussie spirit but whatever it is, I love it.

  • A new appreciation for what we previously took for granted. A few months ago we were going about our daily lives and little did we realise that we were taking for granted the simplest of things like; spending time with friends and family, going out for a meal, seeing a movie, attending a gym class etc. Now that we have been dealing with these restrictions and our new ‘norm’, we will now really appreciate the freedom once this is over. ‘’You don’t know what you have until it’s gone’’. Having greater gratitude and appreciation is always a positive.

  • A stronger sense of strength, resilience and belief in yourself. When you know that you lived through a global pandemic, you will believe that you can deal with anything that comes your way.

We hope that you are all taking care of yourselves and please reach out if you ever want to chat. We are only a phone call or zoom away.

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