Fluid situations. Abundance of Caution. Social Distancing. I’m a communicator, not a health expert, so my professional contributions during this public health crisis are limited to observations about the language emerging in our vernacular and communications behavior. These are unusual times, and I offer up here two lists in the hope they bring a smile to your face and/or a thought to consider as you approach each day.
10 Things to Do When You are Socially Distancing
- Walk in the sunshine
- Clean a closet or the junk drawer
- Write a letter
- Read a book set in the time period of WWII (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is an excellent epistolary)
- Learn a new word – do you know what an epistolary is?
- Start a joy journal – who or what made you smile today?
- Catch up on your sleep – take THAT Daylight-Saving Time!
- Plan your spring plantings – a pot, a patch, a garden
- Donate to a group helping the homeless – my favorite is Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis
- Say a prayer for those making tough decisions, living with disappointment and navigating choices for their company, organization, congregation and/or family. (Wait, that’s ALL of us!)
10 Things to NOT Do when You are Socially Distancing
- Look too much at your 401K
- Hoard toilet paper (seriously.)
- Spend all day on social media
- Panic OR minimize the current situation
- Make fun of people
- Over snack
- Waste this time with your kids
- Cast blame
- Lose sight of what really matters
Any of these resonate with you, blog readers? (Bots need not reply).