soda blog

  • Fred

Day #37: Focusing On What I Can Control

Yesterday, I was really really stressed out about how to best take care of my family given the coronavirus pandemic.

It's clear that the U.S. has given up on containing the virus, mostly due to a lack of mass testing.

Now, the focus is on limiting the spread of the virus within the U.S. It's clear that this quarantine will last much longer than any of us expect.

The uncertainty behind the whole situation is what spurred my anxiety yesterday. There's no clear answer on how to best protect my loved ones other than all of us applying protective measures on our own to stay safe.

But I try and remember what I am in control of and the outcomes that I can influence.

I'm doing my best to stay healthy and focused while keeping in contact with my family every single day to check in with them also.

The way the media is reporting on this issue doesn't help matters either, it only serves to keep you afraid of the situation. Instead, I'm focused on taking the proper individual (and collective) action to keep myself and others safe.

I have no doubt that the U.S. will eventually get through this, as other countries like China, South Korea, Japan, and Singapore have managed the crisis well.

The question is what shape our country will be in, and whether if we will have learned anything by the end of this. (My answer: no.)


3 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Day 95: Moving Sucks

Trying to get everything in order to move is a pain in the ass. Why can't they ever make this easy? Lol. I'm going to try and get back on track with F2F stuff tomorrow. Soda

Day 94: Late With Today's Blog + Vlog

I spent the evening watching the new movie Dune. It was pretty good. The story was long but ended far sooner than I thought. Looks like it will be a massive saga to unfold in the following sequels. I

Day 93: Finally Got A Great Night's Sleep

And that was the #1 reason I was super productive at work today. I'm quickly getting up the vlog and blog post today and hitting the hay so I can have another productive day tomorrow. One day at a tim