Today we are living in unprecedented times. We are in the midst of a pan-epidemic that has shocked the entire world by its speed and impact.
It is not easy, but if we follow what public health officials are telling us to do, we can mitigate the virus and get through this crisis.
Many people are coming up with innovative ways to keep safe and follow the rules of social distancing, I would love to know what you are doing to pass the time and stay connected with family and friends. Here are some of the things that I am doing:
- I have been praying for family and friends that everyone is safe.
- I am also praying for all of the people who are putting themselves at risk for all of us. The first ones I think of are our healthcare workers, but also the people working at the grocery stores and other places that allow us to shop for groceries and other supplies. When you do go out, say thank you to those who help you.
- On the professional side, I have been working with a team of people at Athena Health to produce three on-demand webinars for professional case managers. These webinars will provide information that will support and help them realize the work they do is important and appreciated. Our message is that by working together we will get through this pan-epidemic. As soon as the link is ready, I will share so you can watch them. These are free and will be available on the Athena Forum Website
- I have taken this time to organize paperwork. Working at home makes me a little lazy and causes me to accumulate little mounds of paperwork over time. I am slowing working my way through various piles and getting rid of what I no longer need.
- Cooking, Cooking and Cooking. As my husband and I hunker down here in South Florida, I have been cooking meals. During this time I hope to branch out and try some different things. If you have any healthy recipes, please feel free to share.
- I have been reaching out to family members and friends I have not heard from and catching up. I have also been hearing from friends who are reaching out to me via social media and from my Blog. I love this, as it shows we are all connected and it just takes a simple email, a card or a phone call to reconnect.
- Facetiming with my niece and her 2 daughters. Technology allows up to see each other. So much fun watching my niece Jordyn do finger paints on her kitchen table.
- Spending time on social media sharing information that others may not have had time to read. I love doing this and I love your comments on my post that contain articles/photos.
- Staying up to date and trying to correct misinformation that I hear from the media as well as the President. I am listening to public health officials and other leading health experts for accurate information.
- Exercising and making sure I am getting adequate rest.
Please take a few minutes and share what are doing to stay safe during this difficult time.
Thanks for reading! Stay safe.
Good Morning Anne;
I am setting a daily schedule including WFH tasks, CE opportunities, exercise, enjoying jazz music, and baking treats. 🙂
Thanks for replying, Elaine. Glad you are keeping busy. Keep in touch.
I also am cooking up a storm, cleaning (my house has never been this clean!)&organizing. I’m also meditating daily(super helpful) and walking outside. Zoom is my new fav thing—I’ve had live yoga and meditation classes and some virtual happy hours w/friends. My mom lives at a memory care residence so a couple times a week at least we have FaceTime visits and I play guitar and sing for her and the other residents. Lastly I try to educate whoever I talk to regarding who to listen to for up to date accurate information about Covid.
I’m on vacation right now(would’ve been in Cuba if things were different) but will be returning to work in several dialysis units in 10d (and learning how to do virtual visits in OP clinic, eek!). Stay safe everyone!
Thx Anne for everything you do and for keeping us all connected!
Am doing what little case management I do part-time, to keep me out of the hospitals, working telephonically for my and my husband’s protection. He is a cancer patient, stable on Keytruda infusions every 3 weeks but with a compromised immune system.
We do not get to see our 3 great grandchildren, their parents and our daughter’s family, who live only 1 1/4 hour away, in the interest of social distancing and one or another always having coughs or runny noses. Our other grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who live a distance away (Seattle, NY & VA) we speak with.
Although there is plenty of “talk” on the television, I tend to only pay heed to what Dr. Fauci and other credible medical people recommend.
We attend Synagogue Virtually and find it difficult to imagine only my husband and me at our Passover Seder next week.
Keep well, Happy Easter and Passover to all those that celebrate; doing it virtually!!
Thanks for replying Barbara. Stay in touch and stay safe.
We are still working! I feel fortunate to be in a small office building, mostly shut down, but RCM qualifies as “essential” business since we do work for the federal government, OWCP, DOL. All of our field work is now telephonic but we still can really help IW’s navigate the health care system, get the best possible medical care and most eventually can RTW.
Washing our hands A LOT, as this is something that can reduce the possible spread.
Praying that all of you can stay healthy during this trying time. This too shall pass!