Happy Minds Are Busy Minds

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It is crucial that, in any crisis, you acknowledge the problem.  You do all you can to solve the issues that are present, seen, and unseen.  And then the most challenging part comes. You need to stop dwelling on the micro-details of each thing that could go wrong and find something to do while the event plays out.  If you do not give your mind something else to do, it will entertain itself with what-ifs.

I think some of the actions we are seeing from the top leaders are diversions to help us have other things on which to maintain focus.  And, yes, we need distractions.  One thing you can use as a change is to clean and possibly rearrange your house or have the kids design a better way to layout their bedroom. 

Another thing you can do is look at your work and what you would like to do if your company does not open after the pandemic.  I worked at a workforce center in 2008 – 2015.  I saw good people make simple mistakes that kept them from being hired into good jobs.  

I will go into more detail on this later next week and the week after.  For now, do not worry about your work; there will be jobs.  And try not to worry about pandemics.  The best way to lower worry is to stay focused on what they tell us to do and keep our minds busy with something positive.

Does anyone have a good mask I could make or use?

Thank you for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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