Choose One Thought Over Another
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
– William James
Today, I choose the thought that good, healthy food and taking time for exercise is worth it. I am worth it. I can overcome the stress of the past week and move forward one step at a time.
To recap, last week my Wisconsin middle school went virtual temporarily. My son's middle school also went virtual until after Thanksgiving. My daughter's high school is currently face-to-face, but they are at 13 positive cases with 123 quarantined...so it's likely a matter of time. (They spent a week in virtual already.)
I get it. We're all doing the best we can and making the best decisions we can in the moment. But last week really got to me. I am a planner, and I find myself in a world in which I cannot plan ahead. Are we hosting a Thanksgiving dinner? Don't know. Will my daughter still have face-to-face school next week? Don't know. Will my husband (school bus driver) have another week of no pay because schools are closed? Don't know.
Not making excuses, but I hope you can see why last week was a wash for me as far as tracking food, exercising, or even logging in to Spark goes. This week, I am choosing to focus on the things I can control and letting go of the unknown.
Just a numbers check:
My county: 4915 ACTIVE cases (390,000 population)
Hospitals: 73% of ICU is full
7-day average of positive test percentage: 32.5% positive
Average new cases per day: 360
It's not good. Take care of yourselves, and be safe!