It’s hard to think about anything but COVID-19 right now (weekly recap)

It’s been a strange week as things ramp up in Canada with COVID-19. Some of my clinics for next week have been cancelled to avoid non-urgent healthcare interactions, and physicians in my division will be providing consultations via telephone where safe and feasible.

Personally, I’ve been trying to minimize unnecessary group activities, trying to buy local as much as possible, and trying not to get anxious about the current state of uncertainty.

We went back here for dinner last night, the entire time wondering if we really should be out and about. I’ve still been going to the gym in the mornings, but being very careful about sanitization and keeping my distance from others.

I will likely work from home a couple of days next week, if I can.

A few things I’m thinking about:

  • I really liked this article from Aesthetics of Joy about making working from home more joyful. I need to work on getting sunshine (and making time to get outside each day), as well as actually packing up at night rather than just working through until bedtime (so easy to do).
  • This twitter thread made me think about the impact that COVID-19 is having on small businesses, and I’ve been trying to buy local over the weekend. One suggestion is to purchase gift cards that can be used later (or gifted for birthdays, Christmas etc) and this is something I plan to do next week.
  • If I end up having more time over the next few weeks as the result of social distancing precautions, I’d like to spend some of it getting clear about my work/life priorities (and also cooking more at home).

Wishing everyone the best this week. Look out for the mundane pleasures…they will be there!

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