Riding the Wave of COVID 19
Friday, March 27, 2020
Everywhere I look, I see more bad news about the COVID 19 pandemic. Finally, I had to turn off the news. There’s only so much bad news I can listen to. Last night I had a nightmare about the virus, and realized that I have had TOO MUCH BAD NEWS!
"What’s in my dreams at night?” My mother in a nursing home that I cannot visit. My
What’s on my mind tonight? The students and other teachers. It’s 3:00 in the morning, and I can’t get you out of my mind.
We didn’t plan on this. And let’s be honest: teachers are planners. This is one giant curveball.
I have increased my stress level until I cannot sleep well at night. Tonight, I’m going to listen to some music, and make more masks
Perhaps making the masks has kept me working on the solution of a problem that is much bigger than me.
I need to get out and enjoy nature more. I need to talk with the family about fun things. I need to take my mind to a more peaceful and happy place.
How are you doing with the daily deluge of bad news? Do you feel the stress of distance from your loved ones? Have you found anything fun or constructive to do during these days?
These are days that we never could have planned for I hope that we all learn to ride the wave of bad news rather than drown in it.
There's a lot to be gained in these tough times. We all need to make changes to ride the wave of COVID 19.