During the current health crisis, the recent advice is to stay at home. I personally am not working currently (except the odd emails and administration). I do not have any symptoms but I live with my elderly grandfather, so I am staying at home, but I will leave the house to shop for essentials, and pick up prescriptions. I will also go out to exercise 3 or 4 times a week (once a day on those days) outside my home (I am a runner) although I exercised at home in the garden yesterday following a routine on youtube. This is inline with the governments and health organisations current guideline, which the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) have recommended ethically Behaviour Analysts enforce. If you want to find out what the current guidelines (for the UK) you can check out the World Health Organisations (WHO), National Health Service (NHS-UK), or the BACB‘s, COVID-19 information page.
This means I have a lot of time on my hands, so I have reevaluated my values and planning to ensure that this time is spent taking committed action towards my values.
N.B. These are references to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), so if you want to learn more about this you can check out my blog post “What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?”, or “Getting my ACT together”. Also you could check out my blog about “Setting goals” if you want to know more about how to set goals throughout this time.
If like me you find you want to spend some of this time investing in learning more about Behaviour Analysis, collecting Continuing Education Units (CEU)s, or learning about more effective ways to support your clients then I have put together a list of some fantastic online resources for you to use during this time.
Podcasts and Youtube Channels
In addition you can check out the following wishlists I put together to share ideas for books you may want to read:
Also, you could use some extra time to go back over all the previous editions of Busy Analytical Bee, there has been over 60 editions since we released in 2014 covering a wide range of topics and with over 20 interview editions.