For many in the U.S., it is a short week. It is also more stressful…
Today, I entered my actual office for the first time since March. Some of you have been enjoying this privilege for a while and others are safely ensconced at home.
What strikes me is not the differences in the patterns in the office, although there are many. I am struck by how tight our body language has become, how impulses to touch are diverted, and how we dance around being in space together.
As the colder weather seeps in and we are pulled indoors again we may encounter more of this. Especially, those for which working outside of the home is the only choice.
My invitation to you in this:
- Breathe as if you were unmasked.
- Acknowledge the humans you encounter, with grace.
- Where you can not actually use touch you can gesture.
- Remember it is weird for everyone.
Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay. She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user. Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker. For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.