Tag is exactly multitasking
2020-11-04HIST30060. Millions of people picked up hobbies during their respective lockdowns, mine happened to be puzzles. A few in this photo I had before lockdown, but most was bought in the lead up to, as well as during. I bought my first colour puzzle about a month before lockdown started, when I first discovered the board games store Mind Games in Melbourne's CBD, though I did not touch it until study at home began. These puzzles gave me something I could be good at, with only one still incomplete months after I first got it (in my defence, it changes colour). They allowed me to multitask, I would watch movies for university while I had a puzzle in front of me, I discovered so much music through my Spotify recommended playlists that have become solid favourites, I've caught up on podcasts that were usually relegated to my daily commute to university. They gave me something I could control, in a time of change and confusion, a welcome distraction from everything happening outside of my house.
2020-08-28Kristen Krahl, of Chicago, posted footage of herself simultaneously working on her computer, pumping breastmilk, and caring for her 10-week-old daughter, Maeve. What we don't see in the video are her two-year-old toddlers whom she is also caring for while working from home during COVID. Krahl is being praised for her candidness in her now-viral video. In an interview with Good Morning American Krahl said she filmed herself, "to show this is what we're doing. It's what we're all doing. We just didn't know we could all connect on this level." Her message of strength, even on those tough days, is one that resonates with all mothers during the quarantine.