We wanted to take a moment to let you know that Stockade's warehouse is operating and we are continuing to supply merchants and crafters through our online commerce website, www.stockade.ca.
Our highest priority during this challenging time is keeping our Stockade family safe and comfortable at work. We have done this by temporarily closing our retail store (note: we are no longer taking pickup orders), reducing our staff presence by incorporating job-sharing (one or two people per department, per shift), restricting entrance to our building (aside from courier companies), maintaining a safe 6' distance from everyone at all times and thoroughly sanitizing our workspaces and washing our hands constantly. While we haven't seen any slow down in our productivity we do appreciate your patience as we adapt to our new schedule.
Hopefully you too are staying safe and comfortable during this unsettling time. Perhaps you have been finding solace in a favourite hobby or craft? In the book, "Get a Hobby" (by Tina Bargeshian), Florida Neurologist, Dr Miguel Figueroa says that practicing a hobby helps to decrease your anxieties and increases your mental and physical health overall. "Regularly practicing a hobby can help induce a state of relaxation by focusing effortlessly, without the conscious sense of struggle often required in yoga or even in meditation. While you are practicing your hobby, you are not worrying about the difficult meeting you had today, criticizing yourself for not going to the gym, or planning your kid's soccer schedule. You are focused on accomplishing something right now, using your hands and mind in concert".
Know that Stockade is here to supply you with the products you need to continue your craft and hobby projects. Visit www.stockade.ca. today to place an order.
As we move forward and watch this unfold we will continue to update you if there are any changes within our company. Stay safe, listen to the health care professionals and hopefully soon we can all return to joining our paint groups, knitting circles, and sharing our hobbies with friends.