Putri Soedarjo

A passionate businesswoman, Putri continues to hone her skills and prove herself as the head of two prestigious brands, Bvlgari and Bang & Olufsen, in Indonesia. Her dynamic daily life was put to a halt when she had to stay at home, but that didn’t stop her from staying active and positive.

Q: How has the stay-at-home situation changed your daily life?
A: I usually spend a lot of time out of my house, whether going to the office, working out at the gym, attending my kids’ school performances or eating out during the weekends. So this stay-at-home situation has changed my life quite drastically. Also, I feel like this situation has changed my rhythm, the pace at which I work through my agenda now is wholly different, perhaps a lot slower.

Q: What activities do you like to do now that you have to stay at home more?
A: I like getting to spend a lot more time with my family and experience what it’s like to be a stay-at-home mom. The kids now do school and lessons from home. This means I actually get to sit next to them while they are doing this. I also get to spend more time with my husband, who used to travel a lot. Now we explore a lot of movies or TV series together, and every now and then, we even do things with the kids that we have not done before, like baking, playing badminton and playing games such as Pictionary.

Q: Please share your tips on what to do to stay positive at home.
A: The key is to keep your body and mind occupied. Whether it is doing work from home, exercising, reading, watching movies, learning new skills and finding ways to help people in need. More importantly, you need to plant in your mind that all of this is temporary. That this too shall pass.

Q: Do you have any tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
A: Exercise regularly, at least four times a week. Watch what you eat, easy on the carbs, plenty of veggies and fruits and limit junk food. Drink your vitamins. And equally important, get enough sleep.

Q: Since you have to stay at home more, what do you miss most from normal life?
A: Truthfully, my work desk. It may sound like a cliché, but I do find clarity in finishing tasks and crossing things off a list. Besides that, I also miss putting on makeup, even earrings and perfume.

Q: What is the first country you want to visit after the quarantine is over and why?
A: Japan. They have the best selection of food, from sashimi to unique fruits and desserts.


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