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  • Writer's pictureCheryl Gigler

Cooped Up with COVID: What is the Opportunity in This?

Most of us are feeling a bit battered in this Covid-19 era. Our lives have changed significantly. We may be working from home—or be out of work entirely. Many of us are feeling the weeks of isolation and are anxious for what is to come. Our hearts are with loved ones who are essential workers. Throughout the world, people are grieving lost friends and family members.

It’s easy to see the challenges inherent in the Covid-19 crisis. But have you tried looking for the opportunities? When you’re feeling out of control, sometimes it helps to stop and look for things that you can control. Things that you can improve and make better. Therein lies the opportunity. Simply taking the first step toward making one thing better can be empowering.

As a wise person said: “We are not all in the same boat. We are in same storm with different boats.”

What is one step you could take that will improve the quality of your life today? Coaches call this a single daily action, or an SDA.

This season might be the time when you can start taking better care of yourself. You might begin working on creative projects or learning something new. You might be connecting with family and friends more regularly. You might be renewing or deepening your faith. You might be feeling the need to reach out to a mental health professional to support you through the grieving process.

How can you weather the storm of Covid-19 and emerge stronger than you were before?

Consider the words of author Louisa May Alcott, who said, “I do not fear the storm, for I have learned how to sail my ship.”

Don’t let obstacles keep you from embracing the opportunities. For support in taking the next step forward, contact Joy of Life coaching. Your first session is free!

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