COVID-19 Gave us Time

Thanks to COVID-19, many of us have been given the gift of time. So how are you using this precious commodity? I have some suggestions:


  • Research additional ways to teach a hard to learn a skill
  • Find additional content to supplement textbook material
  • Expand your network
  • Assess your personal and professional goals
  • Revise your daily schedule to add time for yourself and family
  • Develop or expand something of interest outside of your profession
  • Be flexible
  • Laugh, eat and love


  • Pull out those photo albums or old photos and share with the children
  • Tell stories about ancestors
  • Facetime/Zoom, an, etc. family you have not spoken to in recent times
  • Create Pen Pal or EPal friendships
  • Have older children brainstorm entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Have children brainstorm or research possible careers
  • Take virtual tours of places of interest like colleges, museums, other countries
  • Research ancestry
  • Be flexible
  • Laugh, eat and love