My girlfriend and I are grateful to still be working — many of our loved ones aren't quite so lucky. We've enjoyed going on long walks and doing home workouts. I've been doing some of the 5-minute dumbbell workouts from Anabolic Aliens, except with resistance bands, thanks to a recommendation from my brother. Short but killer!
I've also enjoyed connecting with family and friends through Zoom calls and online party games, like Houseparty and Codenames. Great ways to make the best of the current situation and stay in touch.
Being stuck at home means I can dedicate more time to reading. I've been specifically reading a lot about mindfulness and stoicism. I just finished You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh, a renowned Zen monk and meditation master. Its message was simple but powerful — it left its mark on me, and I'm trying to apply what I've learned from it in my daily life.
Ryan Holiday has been my source for all things related to modern day stoicism. In particular, I've been reading passages daily from The Daily Stoic and writing down my own thoughts on them in my journal.
I'm also reading No One Cares About Crazy People in the hopes of unearthing deep-seated feelings and emotions I've buried since my brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia just over 10 years ago.
Mostly journaling. I'm thinking about starting a newsletter which would contain links to my latest blog post, as well as interesting links that I've found since the prior publication.
I have some ideas for future blog posts, but they need to be fleshed out and explored more before I commit to sitting down and starting them.
Getting some good experience working on the shopping cart for my employer's learning management platform. Aside from that, mentoring developers at Lighthouse Labs has gone remote. I've quite enjoyed the experience so far — tools such as Google Hangouts and VS Code Live Share have made it easy for me to help students out.
Updated April 14th, 2020.