The Power of Pause
When life is good we enjoy it fully and when life throws us a curveball, remember that better days are on the way…
The human race has never before united by a singular enemy, democratic and global. And we are responding, in record time and record numbers. As scientists race towards new diagnostics, antivirals, vaccines and therapeutics at exponential speeds, we are also figuring out new things for ourselves. We still need to believe, even when it is difficult to do. We need to straighten our shoulders and develop a little resolve to ride out the uncertainty.
As we approach this collective interlude, we won’t be standing still. We will use this time to continue to make room for deep work and play (digitally and within our households, of course), to organise our thoughts and recharge with loved ones, make space for new ideas, and plan our next social—whilst harnessing the power of pause.
In the meantime, the team has been busy at their respective hives putting together a list of Wonderful Things to serve our community’s new online culture. I am using the pause to create new habits and cultivate traditions at home. Dare I imagine looking leaner and more mindful when we return to The Great Room.
Finally, as we adjust to our new normal, use this intermission for an extra hug after composing that important email, and hop on your video call in athleisure wear after an online Ashtanga session. Because “there is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither”.
I look forward to welcoming you back with the mother of all Monday Breakfast Clubs and a cheeky night cap (or 3).