I hope that you had a good week. Mine was very busy with work. I had a few new projects kick off and for one of them, I had several hours of meetings with the client. It was good to be busy, but it was hard on my butt. I tried to make sure that I was listening to the prompts on my Apple Watch to tell me it was time to stand up and at least walk around for a few minutes, but I was not always successful especially on back-to-back video calls. I am glad to see more people using their video during the calls. I do think that the video and Internet providers are having problems with all the video connections going on.
I have still continued my morning and evening dog walks. They have become my morning and evening commute to and from work. Not that I stop working after the evening walk, but it is a nice break and gets me away from the computer for a good chunk of time. What I have started to do during my evening walk is to talk to many of my friends. Yes, when I would drive home from the office, I would normally connect with my friends, but I have really expanded the list of people that I am talking to. I have surprised some of them by calling, because I normally do not talk to some them, but it has been a welcome connection to hear their voice and make sure they are ok. Some of them have even surprised me and thanked me for doing Morning Calm. If you have not heard about Morning Calm, it is a morning meditation that I am doing Monday through Friday at 8:30 am EDT. If you are interested, check it out on my website at Morning Calm.
Anyway, thankfully, all of the friends, that I have talked to, are safe and healthy. Some know some people who have COVID-19. Some work in healthcare. Many are learning how to work from home for the first time. One friend has converted the dinning room table into a group office for everybody to work at; him, his wife, and his son trying to finish high school. In Ontario, we can only have gatherings of 5 or less people and one friend is trying to figure out which kid he needs to get rid of as he and his wife have four kids. Thankfully he is only kidding. I think everyone, that I have talked to, is making the best of the situation with the information that they have.
If you are looking for somebody to talk to, let me know and I can add you to the people that I talk to during my evening walks. If you are looking to go beyond a casual conversation, I am waving my coaching fees during this time and can set up some time to connect. Head over to Connect with Sean to send me your information.
Above all else, stay calm, stay safe, and stay healthy.