As we face the COVID-19 Pandemic, there’s a lot we can’t control. It can cause major fear, anxiety, and worry…but it doesn’t have to. This episode is from a live video I did where I shared 3 questions you can ask when you’re facing a crisis, and I wanted to share it with you in hopes it will help you through these uncertain times.
- [02:49] Question 1: Who do I want to be?
- [06:53] It may not come naturally…you’ll likely have to work to be the person you want to be.
- [07:16] I try to imagine what my older and wiser self would say about the situation.
- [09:48] You can be doing the right “whats”, but the “how” will make a big difference in your experience.
- [10:55] Question 2: How can I help? What can I [practically] do?
- [13:22] Our kids are looking to us to learn how to handle crises.
- [16:09] If you’re not on the front lines, focus on what you can actually do. Spend your energy there.
- [21:02] Question 3: Look for the blessings in your situation.
- [26:59] Challenges make us stronger…if we let them.
We don’t have control of this situation. And to a large extent we can’t control how it develops and how it changes life as we know it. But we can control our perspective and how we respond. The choice is ours.
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- Lawrence Cohen’s book The Opposite Of Worry.