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The Covid diaries: Day 33 - Time flies

The Covid diaries: Day 33 - Time flies

A daily fly-on-the-wall blog about running a legal business during the Covid-19 crisis.

By Darren Isaacs - 1 May

So that's another day, another week, and another month finished.

I have seen a lot of commentators saying it recently, and a fair number of memes have picked up on it, but lock-down seems to have created a strange rift in the space-time continuum. The hours seem to pass so very slowly, and at the same time, the weeks have flown by. A bit like the way time seems to dramatically slow down when you are in the middle of a horrible HIIT exercise session, but passes in the blink of an eye when your binge-watching an amazing box set.

So it is with legal life during the pandemic.

Some days just stretch on forever under the weight of boring non-client work. Writing and updating endless furlough FAQs is a prime example, as is anything to do with office accounting (ugh) and the appraisal process (important but OMG time-consuming). Other days are just so cram-packed with pressing client work that 10 hours at our desks seem to pass without even thinking about it (along with a dozen cups of coffee along the way).

From what I can tell, it's a universal, but strange, phenomenon of the human psyche.

Anyway, for those of you who are bravely keeping up with our meandering daily thoughts, we hope you get to raise a glass shortly and find time to enjoy the weekend ahead.

More next week.

 If you would like to read our Covid diaries starting from day 1 please click here.