Recently we find ourselves submerged in quite a bit of adversity as a nation. We are in positions where we are being told to use discretion when socializing. The new buzz word has become “social distancing.” Many people who suffer from seasonal allergies are now wondering if they have been exposed to COVID-19 somehow. We are all rethinking everyplace they have visited and who has recently been in their orbit.
It is all mind-blowing and gives us all pause. When someone sneezes or coughs, we think twice. We are facing a toilet paper shortage, and there is so much on the news and social media that it is inundating and confusing.
There is still hope. There is ALWAYS hope. I would first like to remind you to check your sources for the information that we are seeing. Everything we see online or even television is not right or accurate. Many conspiracy theories are popping up, and predatory people are not only taking advantage of this situation but scamming in every way they know-how. Now more than ever, we need to be watchful and cautious—especially those who have elderly parents and relatives.
Letting cooler heads prevail now is an excellent time for you to get to know yourself a bit better. The project of organizing your closet can now happen, learning excel can soon occur, did you say you wanted to bump up your typing speed? It is now possible. Ready to work on your web-site? Tighten up your business plan?
We can all make the most out of the time we have to endure within our homes. Streaming is great, but when was the last time you and your family put together a jig saw puzzle? What about a good old fashion game of monopoly? For those of us who enjoy cards: Spades, Bid Wiss, Gin Rumy or Phase 10
Are you thinking about seeing a coach? Guess what many of us work virtually, and now is a great time to find someone to help you with that big decision you are trying to make.
Looking for something to read, Simon Sinek The infinite mindset Siddhartha by Herman Hess, Think like a Freak Steve Levitt, Gun, Germs & Steel-Jared Diamond. Want to wind down try Tuesdays with Morrie. I forget the author’s name, but that book is one of my favorites. Want to scare yourself more, Dean Koontz published a book in 1981 called The Eyes of Darkness with a striking similarity to what we are facing today. He called it Wuhan-400 strain.
All in all, we are trapped in a wait and see mode. We need to help one another, not take advantage of one another. If you are going to the store, ask your neighbor if they need anything. If you have elderly neighbors, check on them. YOu would be surprised what we can accomplish with a text or a phone call. Follow the instructions given by the CDC, and let’s help this pass so that all of our lives go back to normal. Whatever our new- normal is to become.