COVID-19 & what it’s doing to society

We are right in the middle of living out a real life history making event. Schools are being closed down, social events (concerts, sporting events, expos, conferences, ski resorts) are being cancelled, people are being encouraged to self-quarantine to try to control the spread of the virus that is taking the world by storm. People seem to be divided \\ some people are turning into panic-ridden hoarders and buying more toilet paper and baby wipes and hand sanitizer to get them through a 3 year apocalypse; while others are maybe being too ignorant as the dangers that this virus can transmit to the elder and weaker-immuned population. While I haven’t bought any additional supplies in bulk quantities (mostly because there is literally none on the shelves in stores) I am taking it one day at a time.

My boyfriend and I are both fortunate enough to be self-employed and can work from home. We are tidy people who are maybe a bit more vigilant with hand washing and counter wiping with solutions to kill what may be lurking on the surface. We can easily self-quarantine without much detriment to our daily lives. We are natural stay-in-on-a-Friday-night people, so we’ve been training for self-isolation for quite some time #wegotthisdown !

That being said, I know a lot of people aren’t as fortunate. They rely on that weekly paycheck. They rely on the kids to go to school, so at they are ensured a solid meal for the day. Let’s all, as a society, pray for each other. We are all going through this national disaster together and being divided and pointing fingers and hoarding doesn’t make it easier for your neighbor, friend or co-worker.

I am a couple weeks into an advanced training by Marie Forleo…. The highlight on today’s lesson:

In this final lesson, we’re covering what may be the most important secret to business success there is: training yourself to direct the majority of your time, energy and focus on what you can control instead of what you can’t.


Media and news and Facebook posts are just adding to the fear of the unknown and causing more societal division. And you know what…. We can’t control what is being said… but we CAN control what we choose to watch, what we choose to read, what we choose to consume. I am not saying to put our head in the sand and pretend that this isn’t happening, but I am saying (and encouraging) to take some time to disconnect from the negativity for a bit each day.

Stay safe & wash your hands!
(insert fist bump, cuz it’s safer than a handshake)
~ Lana