Pandemic Emotion Regulation Strategies

For anyone feeling pandemic panic, evidence-based emotion regulation strategies:

(1) Labeling: naming anxiety helps us control it
(2) Reappraisal: re frame isolation as family time
(3) Distraction: set goals that redirect attention
(4) Amelioration: take protective action


FEAR by Khalil Gibran

FEAR by Khalil Gibran

It is said that before entering the sea
a river trembles with fear.

She looks back at the path she has traveled,
from the peaks of the mountains,
the long winding road crossing forests and villages.

And in front of her,
she sees an ocean so vast,
that to enter
there seems nothing more than to disappear forever.

But there is no other way.
The river can not go back.

Nobody can go back.
To go back is impossible in existence.

The river needs to take the risk
of entering the ocean
because only then will fear disappear,
because that’s where the river will know
it’s not about disappearing into the ocean,
but of becoming the ocean.

Write it down and blossom into a legend

“If you write it down, you will soon become it.

Just watch. Journal who you want to become every day of your life.

Force yourself to level up daily.

Watch yourself blossom into a legend”.

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