Perspective in the time of distress

Thought for the Day: Fear can be a troublesome thing. On one hand it helps us to monitor and maneuver through a world of danger.  On the other hand, it can be debilitating, keeping us from reaching our potential.  When this happens, fear is generally coming from a place with some basis in reality and yet is being overplayed in our head or in our environment.  Keep the proper perspective and recognize the things you can control.

COVID-19…how do we maintain perspective as we get mixed messages from our government, schools and families. As the cases increase worldwide, it seems that more and more people are simply taking one of two tacks: ignore the seriousness of this virus and its impacts or prepare for Armageddon. Which are you?

To be sure, the current situation creates anxiety and fear in our students due to the absolute uncertainty we face. Will school get cancelled? Will we be doing Digital Days? Will I get sick? What about my loved ones? Am I doing enough? Will I be okay?

I’ve heard each of these questions from students. So, what do I tell them? How do I reassure them? Today I will let them know the following: Perspective is a true friend in times such as these. Use facts to your advantage and never let go of that perspective. You’ll be okay.

Published by danthescienceman

Educator and coach for 32 years. I love to run. I love the river and I love traveling to other countries as a visitor rather than a tourist. My vocation is to serve young people. I do this through my teaching, coaching, mentoring and modeling how to truly live the life I have created. Mantra: Gifts are best honored when they are shared in the service of others.

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