Daily Connections Recap - 4/10/2020 - Purposeful Weekends

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These calls are a chance for us to share tips and discussion about relevant topics (working remotely, maintaining consistency in uncertain times, building relationships across geography, staying motivated, staying connected, etc) and network with each other to provide help and support during this time of change.

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On today's call...

Sinikka shared a few tips about creating purposeful weekends.

Really? Another weekend?  So the first weekend was unreal.  The second was maybe getting ready with supplies and to get hunkered down.  The third was connecting with friends.  Now, it’s already gotten old.  A fair number of us are “over” these physically distanced weekends.  And there’s so much emotion tied to Easter weekend.  If you’ve got kids – will the Easter Bunny visit? Will there be egg hunts? If you use this as a family time – will we be able to get together in any way?  If you’re a person of faith – will Easter with its irrepressible joy and loud hallelujah feel somehow out of place? 

There are three days this weekend…There’s what’s left of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  And give us focus and purpose, I put together a focused set of two things a day for us to do. 


  1. Something for your work (or home) 
    Finish strong this Friday 
    Make a good plan for Monday 
    Pick one thing over the top 
  2. Something for a friend or family member 
    Write a note 
    Make a phone call 
    Create an Easter basket 


  1. Something for your physical wellness 
    Go for a walk 
    Do some stretches 
    Try a YouTube zoomba 
  2. Something for a stranger 
    Donate through your local Rotary club 
    Use your skills (mask making, food prep, reading to kids) 
    Kindness rocks, tip generously, pay for the guy after you 


  1. Something for your spiritual wellness 
    Attend an Easter service 
    Read the Bible 
    Try prayer 
  2. Something just for fun 
    Watch a movie 
    Read a book 
    Play a game 

Here were some ideas and questions shared by the group:

Ideas from the group:  

  • COVID-19 Resource Center on Facebook - in the left sidebar on a desktop computer, about halfway down, there is an EXPLORE area. The top item shows as COVID-19 Information Center - If you click through that will take you to the COVID resource center, and there is a spot on the right hand side on that page where people can offer/ask for help. 
  • Governor Reynolds reminded us in her call today that many of the organizations that normally rely on volunteers to keep their operations running are struggling a bit right now. If you arable, reach out to some of your local volunteer organizations to see how you might be able to help 
  • I heard of a ding-dong-ditch Easter egg hunt – a friend came in hid eggs in someone else's yard and left a note with how many eggs there were to find. Sounded like a fun way to maintain a little human connection with friends while maintaining distance, and not having to hide the eggs yourself  

Participants also shared their weekend plans. We would love to hear about your plans too! Drop them in the comments below.  

Topics: COVID-19

Sinikka Waugh

About the Author

Sinikka Waugh

Sinikka Waugh is a recognized leader in understanding people and in adapting tools, techniques, and processes to meet the demands of the situation at hand. Since 2006, Sinikka has provided compassionate leadership in transformation initiatives. When she isn’t in front of a class, she enjoys putting her background in English and French Literature to work, by writing blogs about the subjects she teaches every day. Are you ready? If you are, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! contactus@yourclearnextstep.com


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