Pandemic Panic Through the Holidays

Are you the glass is half full or half empty type of person? If you aren’t sure what I mean by that, ask yourself this: When the pandemic began, did you panic and fear the worst, or did you remain calm and find a solution?

While a pandemic is enough to make anyone panic, there’s a fine line between panicking and insanity. Hoarding toilet paper is insane for instance, while choosing to avoid regular holiday social gatherings is sane. It’s good to take precautions, after all we are talking about a virus that has killed millions of people across the world. Even if you have yet to feel the impact personally, it is our duty as decent human beings to remain considerate of those around us.

Am I saying we should all lock ourselves in the house, glued to the T.V. out of fear? Absolutely not. What I am saying is we need to use this time educate ourselves and change our mindset. All of our lives have been turned upside down. Children are scared, lonely and confused. Adults are financially, mentally, physically and emotionally drained.

This is a scary time to be alive, but it doesn’t have to be. This holiday season how do you choose to spend your Thanksgiving? If the answer is with political banter, I recommend you rethink that strategy. Social distancing has made us feel more detached than ever, leaving many reconsidering their holiday travel plans.

Are you feeling lonely, strapped for cash and dreading the holiday season this year? You aren’t alone. Despite the entire economy being run down and turned to shit within the last year of 2020, making memories is still the greatest gift you can give your family. It’s all about adjusting. Are you financially in the best place right now? Like most Americans around the world, the answer is probably no.

What memories do you remember as a child? Were they of the toys, or the trip to the snow? Many kids are happy spending quality time together and that doesn’t cost a thing. Despite social distancing, there are ways to not make this holiday season suck. Want to ring in the new year and put the past behind you?

Make resolutions to better yourself, instead of wallowing in self-pity. There are two types of people in the pandemic, those who come out stronger and those who let the weight of the world literally destroy them. Which do you choose to be? It’s all about perception, do you see the glass half full or half empty?

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