“We may all be in the same storm, but we are not in the same boat.”
The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing us through a time in our lives when our perceptions and needs are completely different. Fear and worry about your health and the health of your loved ones is a common denominator. And the impact of this global virus is effecting everyone very differently.
Some of us are now home school teachers, some are working from home, some are still going to their job sites, some aren’t working at all, some are struck with COVID-19 or caring for someone who is, some are completely alone, some are sheltering in with a large family in a small space, some are waiting in food lines, some have no toilet paper…
Allow yourself the time to take a mental break. The CDC has an excellent online hub that provides resources and guidance on coping with the stress and anxiety of enduring an ongoing pandemic. From living in close quarters to why your eating habits have changed. If not for you, share this link with a friend or family member: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html.
Here’s a good old-fashioned riddle to offer some plausible distraction from our current circumstances. Clear your thoughts and try to solve this brain teaser…
Captain Ali is the captain of the ship. The captain of the ship is Captain Ali. What is the name of the ship.
Guess the name of the ship.
Circling back to a mental health analogy, we’re not all passengers on Captain Ali’s ship. Some of us are on a dinghy or a sailboat or a homemade raft, maybe even stuck on a cruise ship…but we’re all in the same storm. If you feel like your ship is taking on water, reach out to someone who can get you seaworthy again.
As for the name of Captain Ali’s ship…the answer is right in front of you. The second sentence of the riddle is a statement, not a question. The name of his ship is What. What is the name of Captain Ali’s ship.
Stay healthy in mind, body and soul.
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