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.