Hi Everyone;

The reality of this pandemic is setting in for people. We need to help manage the effects of financial challenges, social isolation and basic anxiety. You are not alone – we are all in this together.

Try now to make a list of additional measures you can take to keep yourself, your staff, your families safe. It is highly likely this will last for the next two months, so plan accordingly. As the warmer weather sets in, this virus will drop away and then return again in the fall. It is now part of a regularly recurring flu virus. Not until a vaccine is found and we develop herd immunity will this be a controlled.

Take Care of Your Mental Health
As they tell you on all air flights you need to look after yourself first. You can’t help others if you get sick – that includes your mental health.

  • Eat healthy – it will give you energy and help protect you against all flu and cold viruses.
  • Get regular exercise including getting outside. Fresh air and sunshine can be exactly what you need.
  • Limit exposure to Facebook and other social media….. it can be depressing.

Some options to help during social isolation

  • Start a new hobby. Knitting, gardening, start your spring cleaning. Keep busy as this is healthy for your mental well-being.
  • If you have kids, TDSB has a great site for lots of activities that will help you stay busy.
  • Start a good book with your family by reading aloud as a group … this helps reduce the stress with kids. They can sense your anxiety and need to be included in group activity.
  • Hand written letters to friends and family are a great way to cheer up love ones who may be feeling isolated.

Our office has already set-up remote VPN access to all your networks and are available if you need some support.

Take care of yourself and your family, we will get through this together.