This crazy time in human history is a great way to learn to stay ahead of the curve the next time something like this shuts down your normal life as you know it.
COVID-19 put the jail break blitz on us all and sacked us humans like the ‘85 Bears destroying offenses back in the day.
This is the first time in all my years of living (okay I sound old right there - I’m 42) but I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life.
I remember the H1N1 virus along with SARS, the Bird Flu, Zika and Ebola but this is the first time in my life I remember a virus shutting down events, schools and damn near EVERYTHING in one fell swoop.
Is your family ready for this kind of unprecedented event? If you weren’t, that’s okay - for now.
The Coronavirus taught us a lot about ourselves in terms of our mindset, financial status and health.
If you're in the growing number of Americans who’s living check to check, this pandemic hit hard. If your mindset is strapped in fear and panic, then this pandemic hits hard. If your health was compromised or you know of others whose health is in jeopardy, then this pandemic hit hard.
But one of the things that Michelle and I preach about often in our household is being able to adapt and adjust. One of the things that I particularly preach about is to be the one who remains the calmest when everyone is panicking and to work ten times harder when everyone has decided to retreat and do nothing.
Behind me is a board that Michelle put together of the kids at-home school system. We’ve adjusted easily for a few reasons:
Michelle and I are ALWAYS on the same page when it comes to the kids and what they need to do.
We pay attention to the patterns of everyday life and replicate them even when times are different and/or tough.
We don’t panic. We get all the facts of our current situation, we sit down and we game plan together.
We keep things simple in our household. It’s not about coming up with all the answers at once. It’s more about making sure we took control of the situation and made educated decisions and to make life manageable in a crisis situation.
Another very important thing that we do as a family unit is to
Pray before each meal
Sit down and eat at the table (no phones, no distractions)
Everyone does a Happiness Journal - name 3 things that made you happy today.
Certain nights are themed nights - Friday is pizza night, Saturday is movie night, sometimes we have FFS night (better known as Fend For Self night - get your own food).
And we make sure to ALWAYS lift each other up and keep Positive Vibes ONLY in our house.
We recognize our daily patterns and adhere to them.
Regardless of what happens and how we’re impacted, rest assured that we won’t panic and we’ll be ready to adjust to the new process.
This is history in the making. This will be something you will never forget as a pandemic that happened in human history.
Make sure that you’re ready for if and when the next disease strikes so you’re ready for it and not caught behind the eight ball.
If you’re having a hard time staying positive during these times, then this is the perfect time for you to get some positive vibes from me!
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