Accepting the fact that not everything is under our control and that the only thing we can truly manage is ourselves, is a necessary step in viewing the glass half full.
Take for example this ECQ. Instead of focusing on the isolation and restrictions of being quarantined, why not concentrate on its silver linings. Instead of moping around and whining, why don’t we use this chance to better and empower ourselves by being productive and trying to learn new life skills.
Start making a list of things we’ve always wanted to do but never really had the time to do before or plan activities that we could do everyday such as exercising.
We’ve always had the power to choose what we want to feel and experience.
If we want to live longer and go on fulfilling our dreams, we better obey our government and stay at home. At the same time, it’s also okay to feel frustrated with how the government, in general, is handling the situation. It’s okay to vent and air out our grievances but it would be better if it could be accompanied with concrete actions to help out.
Let’s also start doing our part. Join virtual groups that are extending aids where they are needed and maybe, just maybe, that could be the spark that ignites that change we’ve always wanted.
Imagine that our experience today is like a 30-day quest towards becoming self-sustaining, reliable and empowered individuals by being responsible with the household chores, reading relevant books, keeping the faith that God is in control of all the hardships we are facing, learning new recipes, fulfilling and discovering new skills and potentials and spending meaningful time to build sturdy relationships with our family.
By choosing to be proactive and dig for those hidden gems buried deep within us, we could come out of this Enhanced Community Quarantine, or shall we say EMPOWERED CATALYST QUEST, the versions of ourselves we’ve always wanted to be.
Perspective influences everything.