J.Just five months ago, there was an epic learning opportunity. COVID-19 became a reality and it was obvious that life would never be the same. Sure, I was scared. But I thought it was good to have. What did you learn about yourself
It simply means that I track my “disasters” and see if the disaster really happened. In 99.9% of cases, this was not the case.
I really don’t want to write about COVID-19. Even if I have it in the title, I feel uncomfortable. I mean, people felt full. And who wants to get a job to relieve mood and anxiety disorders – and become moody and anxious?
How about? What if we use COVID-19 to make learning easier? Will it work?
Let’s do this…
Disastrous: disaster relief
Disastrous with his “what if?” and the expectation of disaster is an extremely worrying cognitive bias. Historically, I was pretty darn good at it. And I’ve worked with a lot of people who can achieve or even exceed my talent.
When it came to my disaster, I never asked myself to stop. Like you, I have my inclinations – my jerky reactions. Instead of creating more stress by demanding that I quit, I go the way to deprive it of its strength.
The best way to do this is to use empirical evidence – information obtained through observation and experimentation. It simply means that I track my “disasters” and see if the disaster really happened. In 99.9% of the cases this was not the case, so I make a mental note for the next knee jerk.
10 random and scary COVID-19 thoughts and feelings
On April 1, I published “17 Random and Scary COVID-19 Thoughts and Feelings: Understandable but Available”. The hustle and bustle of COVID-19 had not started long before and hundreds of millions of people were afraid. Understandable, considering how little we knew about it.
To calm some nerves, I’ve put together a list of the worst COVID-19 disasters. My point, of course, was “My stomach says it won’t happen.”
Well, I was thinking about the play about a week ago and thinking about how things were “not catastrophic”. And I knew I had a great article in my hands.
We’ll look at 10 of the original 17. I will take up the catastrophic statement from the April 1st play and comment. The most important thing, however, is whether you believe that a disaster was involved or not.
Before we dive in, I want you to know that some of you may not have avoided a disaster or a poor outcome in one or more of the following situations. If you are, I am sorry for your suffering.
Here we go…
- When will this madness end? I can’t take another day, let alone stay home until April 30th. And I bet there will be an extension. “When” is in the air, but it will end – just like the pandemic of 1918. With rare exceptions, no one is stuck at home now.
- I feel tired and disgusting. But I don’t think it’s because of my depression and fear. It must be COVID-19. Have you been tested Was it COVID-19?
- What if grocery stores are running and they can’t be replenished? I could starve. My stomach is full. My neighbors too. Grocers, suppliers and transport companies have done a great job.
- I walked through the McDonald’s driveway and the guy who gave me my food looked sick. I ate the burger but maybe I should get tested. That happened to me. I was never tested and I didn’t get sick.
- I live so far from my family. What if I get sick and die? You mean the last time I saw her was the holidays? Visited outside the city with my daughter a few weeks ago. Son and his wife are up in 10 days.
- What’s really going on And how did it really start? They say it’s a pandemic caused by a virus, but you know how to do it. What are they not telling us? I’m sure there are things we don’t know. I am also certain that conspiracy theories can be as distorted and harmful as disasters.
- I really miss the way things were. What if we never go back to normal? Why shouldn’t we be on the verge of a conspiracy theory?
- I’ve been sober and sober for so long. But I know I can’t do it without using it. I was sober for 36 years when this started. Still.
- When I get sick, I know I need a ventilator. But there won’t be enough. And I am sure that they would choose me to do without it. Yes, things were tense at the beginning. As far as I know, we are now clear.
- The truth is that this virus is in the air. I will understand whether I distance myself from people or not. Not true (ah, these conspiracy theories).
So what do you think Were the statements from disasters drenched? So when you compare what is happening today to what is said, you are using empirical evidence.
And when you have decided that the statements are really about catastrophes, you have taken the first big step to learn how to defuse them – deprive them of their power. Just think about the next knee jerk.
Time to move forward
This piece was also not intended to address COVID-19 directly. Let’s just say we used it for a higher purpose.
Given the creepy unknown, there are many learning opportunities. This catastrophic exercise is just one example. Speaking of which, if you are an experienced “disaster”, has the path to management become clearer? Yes this is important.
So tell me, what did COVID-19 teach you about you?
Be sure to read the whole piece: 17 Random and Scary COVID-19 Thoughts and Feelings: Understandable but Available
Hey, if you feel like an easy and calming reading, please read my eBook, feelings and rhymes through treacherous times.
And then of course these almost 800 inspire4u items. The titles are waiting for you.