I recently came across this brilliant article at Quartz at Work suggesting to “move beyond “how are you doing?” and get more serious about the questions we’re asking our colleagues, friends, and family”. It presented a list of questions that one should lead with while talking to others.
I thought I will try and attempt to answer a few of these myself. Maybe you can give it a try too. And if you do, I would like to read how you are dealing with this challenging moment. Here’s my attempt.
Listening to music — spending some time with myself. It’s been some time that I did that. I used to do that very often. Of course, it was a lot easier to find some lone time. Not that easy any more.
The corner with my study table, I am happy that I spent some significant time designing it while I was renovating my home. And another room I like to go relax in now and then is the bathroom.
Body lotion — I do not know why, but I have got many of them now. And biscuits. I never knew I liked biscuits so much.
All the stories of sacrifices that get published every single day — when the humans have behaved just the way they should. It has been rare to read about recently.
I have fallen out of the habit of writing the morning pages. I know I shouldn’t have. But for some reason, there isn’t much that’s different that every new day dawns with.
I have fallen into my old habit of listening to the music — lots of varied music.
I am not listening to podcasts. Or Audiobooks. I am reading lots of books.
Every part of the neighborhood. Everything that’s outside. That’s crowded. The streets. The restaurants.
Finding stuff to idle the time away with.
Air conditioners. Cash.
Internet. Kindle. Plants and Garden.
The chatty, social one. I have been part of many zoom meetings, few even those where I knew no one on the other side.
Illiteracy. Stupidity. Rebelism.