How are you doing?

This week has been so strange for all of us.  The ups and downs of the news cycles and not knowing what’s to come have created fear and anxiety for many of us. As we try to maintain social distancing but stay somewhat connected, we’re sharing a few things we’re doing this weekend to remain calm, feel happy and be healthy. 

Since the majority of us are working from home right now, we’re finding ways to manage the distance, distraction and feeling of being cooped up by:

  • Taking walks on sunny days and enjoying the blooms of spring
  • Getting in our workouts at our favorite studios like Shred415 with extra cleaning care.  They have a free week of workouts next week + childcare. You can join us HERE. AND watch this space for kids workouts and outdoor runs 
  • Creating a warm space punctuated with bright, fun items to get our work done.  I picked up this pretty gold organizer from Anko and these sticky notes, which make me smile 

A few of us are also facing having our kids home for an extended period of time. Along with coordinating lots of playdates, we are stocking up on art supplies and games.  We’re also encouraging them to write notes we can mail to family and friends, and doing the same ourselves; spending a few minutes to check in on people and send kind thoughts. 

We’re also making sure to give some love to the local businesses struggling, too. Lunching at our favorite restaurants, grabbing to-go pizzas from Coltiva for dinner tonight. And if you’re already set on food for the week, you can still support your local restaurants by purchasing a gift card for later—every little bit helps.  

As communications professionals, we are always working with our local media outlets. In times like these where reliable sources are more important than ever, we need to support the reporters and editors keeping us informed. If you’re finding yourself checking The Stranger, The Evergrey or the Seattle Times for news, sign up for a subscription or donate directly. They don’t survive without us!

We wish you a beautiful weekend. Stay healthy and let us know what you’re up to and if you need anything.