‘Don’t stand, don’t stand so, don’t stand so close to me...’ In New Zealand, we are at Alert Level 1. We want to live our life as before. Some of us are a tad apprehensive though. Last week, the local supermarket in the small town of Kaitaia in the Far North decided to remind customers of the C-19 message by playing the 1980s hit song by the Police on a never-ending and ultimately teeth grinding loop to its customers, as they bullishly wheeled their trolleys up and down the aisles. We are still getting used to the #NewNormal. The national press chimes in to remind us about The Five Lessons from Lockdown: 1. Stay in touch #remember the old friends you re-discovered on LinkedIn and keep on Zooming; 2. Keep properly communicating #now that there will be ‘less’ time, make the time to sit and chat with your loved ones; 3. Be less of a Yes Person #remember how good it was to say righteously ‘No’ to people during Lockdown and how blissfully empty your calendar was; 4. Keep feeling your feelings #like you had to faced with Covid-19 in the highs and in the lows; and BIZARRELY 5. Keep wearing your elasticated clothes #life will be much easier without bra underwire or those rib-crushing jeans. Keep this list and see in a year’s time where you are with it. Heck, in a month’s time!
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