As with many families, my husband and I have been sharing our home office space for the past three months. So far, it has been going well, except for the occasional minor inconvenience of having online meetings scheduled at the same time.

My husband enjoys being able to take breaks from work and easily get exercise on the rowing machine in the basement (it’s a Hydrow, which has online workouts with video of instructors in real sculling boats). I also worked out over my midday break today. It feels more peaceful and relaxed around the house, even with everything that’s going on in the world. The lesson here, I would say, is that setting aside just a little more space in the day for doing happy little things can go a long way.

Word-art that says "Do more of what makes you happy."

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  1. This is so lovely and inspiring, Meg! The exercise breaks are important and refreshing. But I’m a little bit lazy for them, instead, I’m reading a few pages after the lunchtime before going back to work. I’m walking early morning or afternoons, I feel I need a little more exercise during the day.

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