It’s really interesting to see how companies are changing their norms and the way they do things to adapt to the safe-at-home model.
I am wondering which of these new norms may stay in place, and which of them will go away as our risk for the Coronavirus diminishes over time.
My guess is some things will change, and some things will remain the same. 🙂
I would hope that companies would be more open to their employees doing some work from home. Instead of going into a home visit where there may be germs, bugs, or dangerous people, maybe some companies who previously only allowed in person visits will now allow for some of the tele-health that has been going on during the last few weeks.
My guess is that the platform Zoom will continue to do well. They seem to have the market on teleconferencing, and have allowed some therapists to use their features for free (and other fields is my guess, I’m only familiar with my field).
I’m really wondering about how physical touches when people greet each other will change.
Will the handshake go away? Will we no longer hug friends we haven’t seen in a while, or hug to say goodbye?
Will we start having a 6 feet distance between each other as our social norms?
Only time will tell. I’m hoping that a lot of people are able to stay healthy, including those at risk, those who feel they can live forever, and those of us in between.
What are some things that are helping you get through these times of change and uncertainty?
Are you knitting? My grandma taught me to knit many years ago, and if this continues I may try to pick it back up again. My Aunt Rula taught me to crochet, which seemed a little easier at the time. I macrame-ed in Girl Scouts.
So many options. I’ve been face-timing my mom (and dad), which has been really nice. It is nice to see the person I’m talking with, so I’ll probably keep that up as long as my mom continues to carry her iPhone 5s 🙂
What are some habits you have picked up? What are some things you are thinking about doing, but haven’t done yet?
I’ve read a couple of articles about kids feeling that this time could be a memory that is positive. They spent time at home, which many don’t get a lot of chances to do these days. I call them ‘program’ kids, because they have every minute of their day programmed.
This is certainly a social experiment, and a time to remember how to stay safe while those in the health care field are working harder than ever.
I hope you enjoy your weekend. It’s pretty warm here in Texas. Hope you get some spring weather where you are.
Calm in the Chaos
We’re spending a lot more time at home this week.
We’ll be getting to know each other a little differently, we’ll be eating at our kitchen tables, even if it is take-out, and we’ll be learning to work a little differently.
I think it will be interesting to see how this affects our social media, our social interactions, and how we get along with each other. Those keyboards that have been so powerful may just be a little bit less effective in some ways. And probably, a little more effective in others.
Health workers will be overworked. We will be taxing their resources, in terms of availability, wellness, and our levels of trust and anxiety.
Our politicians, who were already working overtime to get some votes this November, now have a different platform than they had previously.
Our elderly candidates, who were already compromised in some ways, are now even more at risk.
So let’s think of some thing we can do to enjoy this time that we will be spending differently.
What are some thing you enjoy doing?
Is it doing a puzzle? Reading a book? Drawing a picture?
FaceTiming your family that is not in your home? I read earlier this week that FaceTiming allows us to get our need for social stimulation met. We get our need for visual, auditory, and it feels more like a conversation than other forms.
What is something you have been putting off? Teaching your teen to drive, getting in those CEU’s for your license or degree, or something entirely different?
I hope you stay healthy as we all go through this together.
I hope you can take the advised precautions, and that you maintain a stream of income.
I hope, that you are able to see the light and see the positives in all of this chaos
Let’s Do This! Staying Calm Amidst the Chaos
Read an article about how panic disorder, generalized anxiety, and panic attacks as they relate to our current pandemic with the Coronavirus