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Fear of the unknown is what most of us are dealing with right now.

How long will this continue? How bad will it get? How will we recover?

Our minds race. We feel a lack of control. The scarcity mindset constricts our thinking.

So how do we get through? A few thoughts:

Fear is normal. Accept fearful thoughts and sit with them a while, but don’t be paralyzed by them.
Unknown is normal. Virus or not, everything is unknown and recognizing that gets you ahead of the game.
Calm the mind. Break the cycle of worst-case ruminations through meditation, prayer, and physical exercise.
Remember resilience. Andrew Zolli in his book “Resilience, Why Things Bounce Back,” defines resilience as “the ability of people, communities, and systems to maintain their core purpose and integrity among unforeseen shocks and surprises.”

Resilience is really the secret weapon in combating this virus. It’s what compels us to move forward. It’s how we find the strength to find solutions and endure despite the obstacles we face long the way.

Resilience is the belief that “everything will be alright in the end, and if it is not alright, it is not the end.”

Make the best of things this week.

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