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Offered by: Susan Kline – The Brighton Buzz

Susan Kline

One of the most common conversations I’ve had in recent days is that people feel as if they’re in a seemingly never ending state of “not knowing”. Not knowing how to move forward with their business, not knowing what’s best for their children when it comes to going back to school, not knowing how long we’ll be living in a fear of contracting coronavirus, or not knowing how or with whom we’ll improve the condition of our country. For those of us who like to plan ahead, we’re grinding our gears in an effort to plan much further than tomorrow.

Something else that’s universally agreed upon is that we’re tired of living in this chaos. So what do we do to find clarity in our lives during these chaotic times? For me, it’s always helpful to create a routing of activities no matter how they differ from earlier days. This eliminates the constant effort to figure out what to do daily. You can accomplish so much more this way. And, if circumstances continue changing, you’ll know how to adjust next time.

Also understanding we can only live one day at a time makes it easier to not enlarge the big ball of loose ends from this “not knowing period”. Celebrating accomplishments, no matter how small, makes every one of these days seem like building blocks to our eventual more secure future.

These “for what it’s worth” comments will hopefully offer some consolation you’re not alone in these thoughts and we’re all struggling together!