Image Description: A single, tea light candle is burning. Public domain image.
I want to start a conversation today. If you’d like to chime in in the comments, I’d welcome hearing from you, and your responses could help others.
In this time of pandemic, what’s helping you cope?
It’s certainly not difficult to name what’s causing us challenge. But what coping skills, mindsets, and practices are you engaging for yourself and others?
Here’s one from me. I hold within myself a tension of timescale:
— I assume I’m going to be living like this for a long time.
(longscale timeline to manage expectations)
– and –
— Each day, I ask myself, what can I do to make this day a good one?
(shortscale timeline to take action on what I can choose and control)
And most days are genuinely good, or at least, I cultivate and receive a lot of good moments. I don’t mean they’re challenge-free. Hardly! Like for real… whew!
But there’s a lot of goodness I can choose.
How about you? What helps you cope?