What Our Team Is Up To While We’re Social Distancing

  • Mental Health   •   April 1, 2020

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS a big change for many of us, but we’re committed to doing whatever we can to help stop the spread of COVID-19. That’s why, as a team, we want to check in with our wonderful patients and share some of what we’ve been up to!

Melissa – Office Manager

I never realized how much of a social person I was until this pandemic happened, I found the first week difficult. At London Endodontics we are lucky enough to meet new people every day, social interaction was a huge part of our daily lives. So after going crazy at home and stress eating the first week, I decided to start enjoying all of this free time we had. I have always complained that there is never enough time in a day to do the things I would like to do, now I have no excuses. Every day is started with a morning workout and the kids love being involved, we also take 2 walks or bike rides a day, we fill our time with lots of crafts, movies and games with the kids. Haley is 6 and chase is 3, its really hard for them to understand why they cant go and visit their cousins and grandparents, so we also make it a daily activity to facetime with family members daily and Haley has started writing letters to a few friends from school that she misses. I have to admit I realize we all want to get back to work and being able to go out and do what we want, but it is nice to see our community coming together and doing what we need to do to keep those at risk healthy!

Amanda – Dental Assistant

During this situation I have had the time to try my hand at wood burning. I have enjoyed it and look forward to exploring it further. Alongside that, I have really enjoyed being able to spend more time with my family. Appreciating the positives of this negative situation while we all wait for it to pass.

Cassie – Dental Assistant

This social distancing thing is definitely testing my at home mom skills, so coming up with some fun ways to keep myself (and my girls) occupied is definitely a daily challenge. My early morning at home workouts are still a priority but the waking up at 5am has taken a side bench for now. I might as well sleep in a bit 🙂

On the off chance we have awesome weather my girls, dogs and myself will be found walking about town, listening the different birds, filling our bird feeders, testing out our sidewalk chalk skills, painting rocks and cleaning up my garden beds (my me time).

And on those crummy Spring days (which I dread) we are watching frozen II for the 100th time and are stocking our freezer and cupboards with some new baking recipes … seriously who knew two little girls could eat so many snacks everyday.

This week I’ve been topping my night off with attempting some puzzles that have been sitting sidelined since prior to having kids. Who knows what adventures next week will bring.

Megan – Administrative Assistant

I think throughout this situation we have all realized how long a day actually is! It has been a great time to spring clean and declutter my apartment. I’ve been able to catch up on much needed rest and relaxation, binge watching Netflix, especially Ozark, which I highly recommend.  In addition, I have begun to do all the things on my new years resolution list that I have been procrastinating. Hopefully when this is all over, I will finally learn to play my ukulele or speak another language!

Dr. Bhalla – Endodontist

The first few days were the hardest but then I realized this is the opportunity to do things that have forever been on my list. I started off by watching a lot of online Dental CE courses. This turned into reading books, endless video chats with family around the world, trying Pinterest recipes, naps with my 5-year-old Boston Terrier, Cheeku, and spring cleaning. I’m currently on book #4 and would recommend “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens to anyone looking for a good read.

As the wife of an Emergency Physician, I understand that importance of social distancing. Seeing empty streets and side walks initially felt haunting but I am proud of live in a society that is following Public Health guidelines.

In the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring: “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

What Are Your Social Distancing Activities?

You’ve heard our ideas for how to make the most of the unusual situation we all find ourselves in; now we’d love to hear yours! That’s one way we can stay close as a community and a practice even while we’re more physically distant. Share your ideas in the comments, or tag us when you post about them on social media!

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