You Can Choose
by Robin Sacks
You can choose to see long lines of panic-filled people, or you can choose to see the compassionate people with full carts buying groceries for their neighbors.
You can choose to think you have "been told" to be on "lock-down," or you can choose to know that you have been encouraged to lay-low and you have chosen to do exactly that.
You can choose to think you are going stir-crazy, or you can choose to think about all the things you have some time and freedom to (finally!) do right now without all of those usual "responsibilities" weighing you down.
You can choose to scroll through social media that makes you feel anxious, or you can choose to seek out social media that makes you feel calm.
The one thing that so many people forget when they are feeling stressed is that they can CHOOSE what they see. That choice makes all the difference in your internal world.
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me,
"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
― Fred Rogers
Overwhelm often happens when you are choosing to look only for the stressful things - things you cannot control.
When you shift your focus to looking for things you can control, you not only feel more capable, confident, and empowered, but you may be amazed at what you were choosing to miss before.