Juggling housework with office work. The so called “work-life” balance has become impossible.
Managing the uncertainty
Handling the anxiety
Not seeing friends and family
Having a small house.
no social life
The uncertainty of when my life will be on "play" again. It feels like a long pause. I was in the middle of moving countries and sorting my paperwork.
Staying at home, locked.
Knowing I can get sick easily and not get Easy access to care if the health system is overload
It is like a chain reaction: I question my work, which I find hard to do because I don't really care about it. So I make myself care, which drains me, which leaves me with no motivation to do anything else but sleep.
Focussing on work
Getting back to my home country
Family and loved ones being far from where I live, and not knowing when I will be able to see them again.
Going back to "normal" after this clears
Thankfully, so far the impact on my personal life is limited. But being unable to frequently hug my mother is the difficult part and leaving her in relative solitude is tough.
Thinking that something could happen to my sister, who is a doctor.
A world with uncertainties
Not being able to move around freely
Can't go for my job
Disconnection from real actions outside
Finding happiness and mental strength
Listening to the news. While I’m safe and sound in the comforts of my privileged life, every time I’m reminded of the millions out there losing jobs, losing their loved ones, and losing their lives sends me back to bouts of endless anxiety and somehow, guilt.
Not being able to see my grandparents.
Dealing with people that don't keep distance
the uncertainty of things and the lack of information regarding the virus
Coping with anxiety
Balancing work, self-care, homeschooling, and day-care-ing.
The lack of economy and economic opportunities
I live in an abusing household, so being locked down with my abuser with no chance of escape to work or to school is my worst nightmare coming to life
Managing home chores and WFH
Work getting disrupted
Having to stay in my room all day by myself for a very long stretch of time. Resisting the urge to go out. Also, not having clarity around when (or how) this will end.
Giving the same level of education and mental development to my children as their school.
Separating work and home life. Everything is intertwined
Not seeing family
I live alone so I've been battling my mental health/ loneliness
Worrying about my parents
Being confined to a small space.
Worried about family getting sick. I'm also worried I'll lose my job
The news and Trump
Not working and not knowing the future of my employment.
Not being able to see people laugh
Thinking about my parents who live by themselves in New York City, and worried about if they're lonely, if they need anything, if they're going to get sick.
I was about to change my life in some substantial ways, and this is forcing me to take things slower than expected, while limiting the ways I can change (I can't move to a different place, I can't as easily make new friends, or meet a new partner).
Coping with uncertainty of being infected while shopping for food.
Thinking of the future
The unprecedented restrictions in life
Being away from nature
combining work and schooling kids
make kids busy and study, not seeing anybody
Being separated from family
not being able to hangout with friends at the mall
Uncertainty for the people i care for.
Not being able to plan for the future
Staying away from family
divide time between WFH and SFH (teaching kids)
Keep optimistic while the death toll across Europe is nowhere near declining
I don't have it that bad. Getting some standing grocery delivery orders set up was a bit tricky but is taken care of now.
Income, making my business survive
Uncertain future, anxiety on the upcoming financial crisis, Keeping up the shocking news every morning, Not to see or plan to meet people I love
Getting dressed in the morning and managing my hair
Keeping focused and not to loose hope
The most difficult aspect of the COVID-19 lockdown for me is to ensure that my son gets the right dose of stimulation and "interaction" AND the inability to travel to see my parents and sister.
Thinking about going back to normal. As an introvert, I enjoy being able to work from home and not be forced to be in endless face to face meetings.
Dealing with forced uncertainity
Not to have real social interaction with friends, family and colleagues.
As a freelancer its financial uncertainty. When will the companies I work for open back up, and will they open back up? When will clients overall feel comfortable enough to engage in new work streams?
lack of social contact with my friends
Knowing that the people allover the world are facing this issue and me not being able to help in a significant way
Worrying about the many people without work in my city
Nothing actually. I am cooking amazing food and spending time with my husband. Life is good, knowing that we are not out ruining the planet
To stay away from my family and friends.
Losing my loved one
Making decisions about my own future
I'm living in a foreign country, with roommates and they don't respect the lockdown. It's hard to share a space with strangers in such a situation.
Not seeing family like grandparents
not going out on good weather
Trying to fit in two parents jobs with childcare for a two year old
I am a Startup Founder and I am facing interviews from Accelerators. The processes are getting delayed. I need customer reviews. People are available to help at this time but I am yet to get sufficient review comments and whether they will buy.
Maintain a healthy structure and rhythm in life, both in terms of separating work and private life, as well as staying socially engaged in a diverse way (e.g. what's beyond video calling? how can we share other activities that are not screen based?)
Not to interact through planned exhibitions, lectures and workshops
The blurring of weekends and weekdays
Keep good relations with family and friends
being separated from those who I love
all of the scary predictions of how life will never be the same
Working and acting like things are normal in the professional world, when really I am more concerned about my life and the lives of the people I love.
Scared that Ill be exposed
Dealing with the anxiety of my mom being a front line worker, not knowing what will come next or how the policy makers will react vs. the actual lived experience of people on the ground.
My daughters not attending school.
Fearing for parental safety.
Not being able to exercise properly
Reduced care during my pregnancy
Not feeling I can help those who are suffering, not being able to see an end to all of this.
Being anxious of my health
Training for a new job
Everyone wants to talk about the virus
Watching the stock market
Not being able to see people face to face.
Can't go out
Miss my fitness
Having til Work and have leisure time at Home. And seeing a lot of people posting a the things they have time to do, yoga, biking, painting the house, gardening etc. I do not have so much spare time!
Knowing how life will be after. I hope it changes for the better.
Freedom limitations to move
Teaching the kids
Not being able to hug my old mom. Not daring to truly believe that everything will be ok - for my family and for society in general.
working and taking care of house and family at the same time
Doing childcare work as well as paid work while nurseries are closed
Can't hang out with friends and travel around the world
To not shift my spatial environment as i go through moods, work modes, mental models and various online conversations. Home starts to feel suffocating and there is a bodily dissonance that emerges after many hours of virtual calls.
Not being able to go out (freely) as I used to, getting more anxious with anything I touch.
Not to have direct contact with friends and family
School and daycare closures - juggling children and work at home.