Updated: May 14, 2020
According to Wikipedia,
A circuit breaker is an automatically operated electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by excess current from an overload or short circuit. Its basic function is to interrupt current flow after a fault is detected. Unlike a fuse, which operates once and then must be replaced, a circuit breaker can be reset to resume normal operation.
I think it is a very smart way of naming and describing what we are facing in Singapore- it was a necessary step (in a matter of time) to be taken although it will take a toll on many businesses, including mine.
Over the past weeks following the first, and subsequent, cases in Singapore, people were not taking the matter seriously. People who had casual cough/cold were still without masks; I had colleagues who continued to teach and were coughing silently while they do so. To be honest, I wished they had displayed a little more responsibility as they set an exemplary role for clients.
Now fast forward, it's Day 9 of the #circuitbreaker (to end on May 4, but we really can't be sure as the number of infected cases continue to rise). It was mildly amusing (and disappointing TOO) to know that we have citizens who continue to take things in their own hands and flout the measures taken by the government.
Veteran diplomat Tommy Koh laments that Singapore is a First World country with Third World people. Many Singaporeans lack the civic-mindedness that citizens of an advanced country should have.
I hope this month's break will be one that gives people the opportunity to slow down, reflect and consider what’s important (distinguish a need vs a want), have more compassion for the society and the world around us. The world out there is in chaos. :(
This is a learning phase for me as well; getting reacquainted with my home space, spending time with my nuclear family, and working in the virtual world. Definitely not something I am used to, but over the past week it got relatively easier connecting with people online. Practice makes progress.
I am grateful for clients who continue to reach out and are open to using such platforms to continue their practice with me. I am thankful for more time as I counted at least 5 tasks that I had intended to execute before and now I have the opportunity to do so.
I think in every season/situation/circumstance, it is good to step back and consider how far we have come, perhaps review steps we could've taken, or possibly what to look forward to in the days ahead. It is easy to lose track of time when you get loads of it. For me, time is precious. Time is God given.
The first week when I had to completely take out all appointments on my schedule, I knew I had to input a basic skeleton back. Today, I continue to make the effort to wake up by 7am (there are times that I needed to wake up by 5am when I was working), I continue to reach out to my community to get them moving, whether in fitness or Pilates. I hope all of you at home have some sort of game plan to get you going for the months ahead.. because this is not the end. We have days ahead of us for re-entry, re-organization, and action/follow up plans to work on.
Stay home, stay safe and keep going strong. If you might be interested to move with me, I've opened up 2 slots to teach in the group setting.
You may find the set up procedure as follows.
As mentioned, these live workouts are my efforts to foster community exercise and keep you going. You may choose to pay as you wish, or just join in for some movement. :)
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