Many of the things that will haunt us during the next 90 days will be false terrors. I believe it's important not to get high-centered on things that are not yet true. Said another way, don't think about things that are not true as if they are or likely to be.
HAVE I actually lost my retirement?
HAVE I actually lost my job?
Has the economy actually disintegrated?
HAVE I actually run out of food, money, gasoline?
HAVE I actually lost my home? Will I actually lose it?
HAVE I actually lost a beloved family member?
HAVE I actually lost hope?
HAVE I actually gotten the virus? Will I get it? Will I die?
Maybe one or more of these will turn out to be true for me or you, but they almost certainly will not ALL be true.
I’m finding that my mindset really matters right now. When I envision 90 days from now, I’m back in my office. I’m going out to eat. I’m going to the store. I’m shopping. I’m driving. I’m hiking. I’m going to church. I’m seeing friends. I think these are the thoughts that are important to hang on to, at least for me. If you can find that image of the other end of this crisis, I encourage you to hang onto that thought.