by Jessica Delaney, Principal, Engagement + Strategic Communications
2021 was a hard year. In many different ways, but a lack of certainty, stress and pandemic fatigue were all very much in the mix. As we approach 2022, there is on one hand a sense of hopefulness and on the other, a deep sense of uncertainty about what the year ahead holds and how we can maintain our health and wellness during a pandemic that seems to have a deep hold on us and how we live. Over the coming weeks, our sincere hope for all of you is that you will make time to recover, to rest, and to plan ahead for 2022. Resting, recovering and reconnecting will not happen naturally or without intention. It will require that you make time.
Making time can look like:
- Putting an out of office message on and actually not responding to emails.
- Scheduling times for family Zooms or phone calls.
- Making a fun list and checking things off it with the same zeal as your work “to do” list.
- Getting a new planner and blocking off vacation time in 2022.
Time is a non-renewable resource. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. So, our holiday wish for you is to bring intention to how you spend your time. To cherish the moments, to plan for a 2022 where you can focus on the things, people, and activities that bring you joy, especially during times where joy might require more effort. All the best to you and yours over the holidays and we’ll see you in 2022.