KATHMANDU, July 11: Getting back to work during a pandemic has meant very different to Bishnu Aryal and her husband Bidhyut Raj Pandey. Struggling to fit in between the roles of responsible guardians, parents of two kids and individuals with jobs, all at once, the couple often find themselves at the receiving end of unceasing duties. “Days have always been full of activities after the pandemic. Sparing a huge time for looking after our kids has become a crucial part of our routines,” says Aryal, a mother of two. “These days I’m not just a mother, I’m also their tutor, and often their playmate. Multitasking has become an inseparable word to define my current circumstances.”
Usually you’re doing it before it even registers; multitasking. When your head is all over the place, and your to-do list even more so, it’s time to cram weeks’ worth of work in a few days. And how do you get it done? That’s right, by doing multiple things at the same time.