Right now, it's too easy to get caught up in the negative. The news is yelling at you and everyone, not just news media, is updating you with the ever increasing case count. A person can only take so many links and headlines, click-baiting you into reading another story about a random person's anecdotally terrible experience or analysis.
Instead, I'd encourage you to start an "I won't" list as a way to stay focused on what's important and maintain a positive outlook. Here's a couple of ideas:
- I won't succumb to fear.
- I won't check the statistics more than once a day.
- I won't give up family time for more work.
- I won't wait for "things to get back to normal" before taking action.
- I won't stop donating and investing.
The list shouldn't be too long and you should keep it high level. Stay positive and focused on what is important to you. This event is an opportunity to reset your life while prioritizing what's most important to you.
-Tim Golas, Partner @ Spurstone - Architects of Executive Wealth