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Love In The Time Of Corona

Updated: Aug 13, 2020


4 Healthy Ways for You to Deal with Uncertainty in Times of the Rona

Can I have your Attention please:

“For your safety, place the mask over your own mouth and nose before assisting others”!

Just as our friendly flight attendant tells us every time we fly, the same wise logic goes when dealing with uncertainty, we have to take care of ourselves first before we can help others.

These times we find ourselves in are affecting all of us in many different ways and in some respects, alllllll the ways at once. No one seems to be immune (no pun intended) from a certain extent of…… well, uncertainty.

And given that certainty and comfort are arguably the most basic human needs, it is completely normal and understandable that people are struggling on levels no one could have ever imagined.

So, where can we find some calm? How do we shift our anxiety and stress when we have less options in going to our ‘normal’ outlets to combat and manage these emotions?

We can’t just pop into the gym and sweat it out, we can’t meet up with buddies at a cozy little coffee spot and talk it out, or even drive to the mountains to escape it out in nature.

Who knew parks and nature trails would ever close --- What the?!?!

And now, we can’t say that it is ‘unbelievable’ because believe it or not, this is where we currently find ourselves.

Soooo, I guess we do have certainty in that, right!? Still, what do we do with that? The enormity of change around the world and in our own back yard is so vast, where does one even begin?

It isn’t necessary to have all the answers to the current reality to be able to take some small action, put our hearts out there and share whatever good we can contribute, in whatever way we can.

Whether that is working on the front lines, making masks, staying home, encouraging and reaching out to others, donating, volunteering time to read, teach or share, etc., the list goes on.

This isn’t the time to sit still and wonder what can I do?

This is the time to take some action.

This could be done in infinite different ways.

This is the time to be creative.

This is the time to open our hearts and minds and do something new.

Whether that is for your children, parents, neighbors, students, your pets or simply yourself. This is the time to make some positive change, be an example and be a leader. And the little things do count.

Hey, bonus points>>>change is all the rage, everybody and everything is changing in some way. We almost don’t have a choice to jump in or we may be left behind as a lot of change that is happening now is likely here to stay.

What do we have to lose anyways?

Most of us, have more time than we ever dreamed of having, though I do understand not all of us do.

I imagine those who are extra busy now are already shifting and adapting to the ‘new normal’ for now.

We all have a choice of what we do every day of the week, no matter the situation in life. While I do see the comfortable appeal to binge watching your fav shows or sleeping in and staying in pajamas until noon or possibly all day, why not take this opportunity to do something new and different at least some of the time? What do we have to lose?


I have nothing against binge watching or pjs and I don’t have all the answers.

I have spent many a day in my life in said state.

I know from experience that creating better habits is life changing and mind altering.

My intention here is simply sending out thoughts, and encouragement from my heart in hopes that it will help at least one person who needs a push to find some focus and direction in the times we find ourselves of late.

Here are 4 simple ways I have personally found extremely helpful when dealing with uncertainty in these Rona times (as well as before).

1. Focus on YOU first and what you can control /limit the things you can’t

Just as the wise flight attendant forewarned us about, the moment has come and we have to take care of ourselves first to ever be able to help those around us.

Of this we can be certain. See, so much certainty already to be had in our lives. Isn’t that nice!?

The key here may be choice or perhaps building new habits and routines.

I do understand the resistance that can come with habit building, this we could surely discuss for days.

Still, we all have a choice on how we react to the changing seasons in life whether we expected them or not.

And yes, I realize certain realities for people or situations can vary drastically.