COVID19–Stop restricting your mind

“I’m going crazy staying in the house, today’s not a good day” Before you resign yourself to just “getting through” another day of sheltering-in-place, recognize what you’re doing. For starters, you’re conceding that today won’t be an opportunity for anything worthwhile. We call this a self-fulfilling prophecy, i.e., what you tell yourself and what you believe, is what you and your life become.

Open yourself up to the awareness that every day–in spite of current restrictions—can be an opportunity, an adventure. A patient of mine, for example, started taking online language lessons, my neighbor who doesn’t have to commute to work, has had time to do some long-needed yard work. As the saying goes, when the pupil is ready, the teacher appears. Are you ready?

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