Diary Of A Highstreet Conveyancer – Thursday April 2
As I walked up the stairs to my office this morning, it suddenly hit me about this new world. There is less work, there is no social contact at work – I am the only one coming to the office on a daily basis – and it is hard not having something special to look forward to in the evening, even if it is just a chat with a neighbour.
I stood on my street last night, and clapped for carers. I waved to my neighbours over the road, and as we went back into our homes, we shouted ‘same time, next week’. I felt slightly invigorated afterwards as it was the first social contact I had experienced outside of my family for some time.
It makes me realise that keeping healthy is also about having a healthy mind. There is so much going on in the outside world that we cannot understand, and the biggest question is ‘how long will this last?’
I am sure that many of us believe that this restricted movement period will not just end on Easter Tuesday. And thinking that, we have to look after ourselves.
Coming to work helps concentrate the mind . Talking to clients and understanding their stresses about experiencing this world crisis whilst in the process of moving house is important; keep clients positive. Many of them are working from home whilst wishing that they were moving into their new homes and we know that many of them will already have moved into that home in their heads. Many of them are home schooling, have elderly relatives about whom they are worried and we may be the one person they feel they can talk to – don’t be hurried, listen.
Make a difference. Be kind to each other.
There is hope even when your brain tells you there isn’t – John Green
This is written by a real high street conveyancer who wishes to remain anonymous.