It’s been an extraordinary two weeks for most of the country. For me, as a small business owner, last week saw a flurry of decision-making about how to serve our community while minimizing spreading the virus. This week we are implementing our coronavirus policy and learning how to work while “sheltering in place.” I know many of you are working from home, too, often with a house full of family.

I find myself profoundly grateful to be able to keep BeWell running. I’m so happy that we can continue seeing clients remotely and ship supplements that help you stay healthy and less stressed.

Take a moment to acknowledge all the good work you’re doing every day. You’re working hard to stay safe and well, keep your family safe, and hold it together during this unprecedented time.

But I do confess finding myself in an unusual state of ennui and fatigue. Last week I thought it was from all the “not knowing.” As many of those questions have gotten resolved, I realized my fatigue came more from wondering how we all can truly limit exposure to the virus. Social distancing is straightforward, but what about handling anything that comes in from the outside world? Knowing that the virus survives on cardboard for 24 hours, how do we handle those Amazon boxes and food packaging as well? The whole notion of treating the virus as the ever-present enemy is exhausting.

Once I realized the source of my fatigue, I did a few things to re-energize:

I researched ways to stay safe when handling packages. Now that I know what to do, I don’t need to stress about it. Check out this helpful article.