a later from our ceo on covid-19
Do you wake up in the morning and have to take a few seconds to re-connect your brain with the new reality we’re in? I know I do.
My team and I are doing what most of you are … learning how to work-from-home, how to balance being parents, guardians, care-givers, good friends and neighbors.
At Coddle, our mission from the start, was designing solutions that make the most of our spaces. Never did we imagine that millions upon millions would suddenly be focused on exactly that – how to make their homes and apartments into safe zones of productivity, mindfulness and comfort. I’ve been reading lots of predictions about how our lives will be permanently changed by what we are all experiencing. My focus has been on work-from-home – or WFH as the new shorthand – and how that necessity will become an enduring reality for millions. My mind has been spinning with new ideas for furniture and home solutions that can make WFH even more productive and enriching. And I’ve been doing a lot of doodling, sketching and planning for when we can all get back to work.
I’ve also spent some time putting together a list of links to companies that can help you navigate these unprecedented times. Some relate to health and fitness; others help you stay close during weeks of social distancing; others will just put a smile on your face. (I shouldn’t say “just” because a smile is more important than ever.)
I hope you find them helpful; if you have discovered some helpful services, share them with me and I’ll post them on our blog. Along with others that we find inspiring and valuable.
Stay sheltered, stay healthy, and let’s look forward to better days, together.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Health and Wellness
Free YOUTUBE workouts with fitness guru Joe Wicks. He’s done a fantastic job of being the kids at Home PE teacher, so look out for his PE playlists. The Body Coach.
For 90 days, higher ed students and staff can download the Zenpower app for free using access code 281270. It takes the app a maximum of seven minutes to deliver a unique response to stress anxiety directly into the home, workspace, or office.
Though it doesn’t seem like it, it is possible to foster deep and meaningful connections during this time — we have to get creative. Medium have posted Five Ways to Stay Connected during Lockdown.
Audible, part of Amazon.com, has released a collection of hundreds of free audiobooks for children kept home from school. Go to stories.audible.com/start-listen
The UK’s Royal Opera House is offering free online broadcasts that you can access anywhere, at any time across the globe.
Laugh Lounge, which streams more than 150 stand-up broadcasts a year from legendary comedy clubs across the world, is offering a full-year subscription for just $19.99 (that’s like getting 8 months free). Laughter is more important now than ever.
Working from Home
Redeam, a tours and operators startup, shared tips on how to productively work from home, collected from folks on their team who work from home permanently.
The clever folks at Clever have posted an article on How to Set Up a Truly Great Work-From-Home Space.
For Those Fortunate Enough to Work Remotely Whether you’re new to the work-from-home game or a seasoned veteran, odds are you are spending a lot of time videoconferencing right now. Luckily, many folks are getting into the video background game! West Elm, Hygge & West, One Fine Stay, and BEHR have all created interesting backgrounds for delighting and potentially confusing your coworkers on future calls.