While a lot has changed after the onset of the pandemic, we have come to value our lives and cherish family & friends. Creating little moments of joy and devoting time to the things that we appreciate the most, we have been able to cope and push forward as we try to find our ground in this new normal.
Our campaign, #ADayInTheLifeOfAnELGian springs from the same idea – to celebrate our days, make time for people & activities we love and experience life to the fullest- even if it is just a cup of coffee or a walk in the park.
Jayakanthan R., CFO at ELGi, talks about his day, sharing insights into his work schedule, his love for food and the little pleasures of finding time to read at the end of the day.
Starting off the day right
Watching the sunrise from your balcony every morning is one pleasure that Jayakanthan will never take for granted. He begins his day at 5 AM, witnessing the sunrise and plans his day over a cup of coffee- which he won't miss for anything!
To keep himself fit and energetic, Jayakanthan walks, jogs, or sometimes takes the stairs, ensuring his mornings are active and his mind is focused on taking on the day. "That's my mantra to stay fit!" shares Jayakanthan. Post his workout session, he meditates for 5 minutes to relax.
While the COVID situation has made us all self-reliant, Jayakanthan has also inculcated the habit of sharing the load of the household chores. He thinks it's a great feeling to engage in keeping your home and life organized.
Before he starts working, he offers prayers, writes ‘SriRamamJayam’ on a notebook a few times every day and begins.
Jayakanthan also started preparing his breakfast and enjoys surprising himself with something every day!
An action-packed workday
Jayakanthan’s workstation and work location keep changing, and he's mostly packed with meeting different stakeholders. Different workstations help improve focus and refresh one’s mind.
He manages his schedule effectively to catch up on critical deliverables and initiatives with his team while also making sure to e-meet the leadership team across the globe during the day. Amidst his packed schedule, Jayakanthan makes it a point to be available for any employee who wants to reach out.
To keep up the energy throughout the day, “A few cups of coffee during the work hours are mandatory”.
Making it an evening to remember
Jayakanthan frees up his evenings to do something fun and engaging!
After his cup of coffee or tea, and if he is not on calls, Jayakanthan ensures he catches the sunset from his balcony and spends his time solving jigsaw puzzles, listening to music or a short ride on his bike.
He also tries his hands at cooking, if time permits!
Winding down for a better tomorrow
"I usually prefer early dinner, but it happens only on days when I am not occupied on late evening calls," says Jayakanthan, as he talks about his evenings on a workday. Besides enjoying his early meals, he spends his leisure hours relishing a book, watching television, or reading magazines, before winding down for the day for a fresh & relaxed start to a new day.