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Coping during COVID-19: Reclaiming the narrative

Updated: Apr 14, 2020

"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." - Viktor Frankl

In light of the uncertainty and complexity of the season we currently find ourselves in, and the stresses that seem to come with it, we may be left feeling trapped in a story we didn't choose.

The stories we tell ourselves are arguably the most powerful, influencing how we think, feel and engage with the world. Our personal narrative matters. We have the power to decide if we allow the current world narrative to own us, or whether we assert some element of power over it. We are able to own our thoughts, emotions and internal experiences. While we may be subject to circumstances in our lives outside of our control, we may exercise some freedom to choose the way we react to those circumstances.

Choosing what you allow into your world is a way in which we may begin to exercise some control in any uncertain situation. Perhaps it begins with being intentional about how we spend our time and what we choose to focus on.

Are there areas of your life, big or small, where you would like to adjust - or even rewrite the story? Perhaps we can begin today, one word, one thought, one meaningful action at a time.

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