Don’t isolate yourself, but connect with others, and nurture your relationships. One can reach out to others, play and have fun by joining online or offline groups, or while going for a morning walk. One need not wait for a pandemic.
Accept what is happening to you(and others) and allow it to exist, while taking affirmative action towards stuff that is in your control.
Don’t avoid discomfort, but move towards it occasionally. It’s not always about comfort and convenience.
Distance yourself from your thoughts by practicing gratitude journaling, or simply writing on paper what is on your mind.
Find growth opportunities in adverse situations by reframing them as a new challenge, something known as Cognitive Reframing.
The summer of 2013 was full of promise. I graduated from college with honors, spent a month traveling abroad and then moved across the country for graduate school in journalism - where I promptly fell flat on my face for basically the first time in my life.