If you’re like me the days have started to blend together and the novelty of physical distancing and working to flatten the curve has worn off. The return of winter here in Calgary isn’t helping either.
I’ve learned that in times of disruption, if I can stick to a routine, I’m more likely to keep anxiety at bay and maintain a positive mindset. So with routine in mind, here’s this week’s Tuesday 10.
Well we made it through the first week of social distancing, sheltering in place and trying to flatten that darn curve. How’d you fare?
I did pretty well. Only because I’ve had practice feeling isolated and uncertain. About 7 months ago, I left my stable job as a community pharmacist (the irony is not lost on me) to pursue interior design full time. I can only describe the tail end of 2019 as the most afraid, insecure, uncertain and isolated I have ever felt in my life. Despite having taken a leave of absence earlier that year, nothing could have prepared me for the disruption of becoming a full time entrepreneur. In particular the lack of regular social interactions. The silly conversations that used to annoy me with my twenty-something assistants, I found myself desperately missing.
My gosh, what a difference a week can make. Our casual conversations about the Coronavirus last week seem like a lifetime ago. So much has changed.
As a former healthcare worker, my thoughts are with those on the front lines and those who do not have the privilege to work from home. While blogging and sharing pretty images feels frivolous, with so many of us doing our best to stay home and self isolate, the idea of our homes being safe, happy and inspiring is more important than ever. So I’ll continue to blog and share posts the inspire hope and offer a little distraction during these challenges times, like today’s Tuesday 10.
Stay safe, stay smart friends.