pandemic

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Develop a better reality

Reality doesn't just happen to us. Many aspects are not controllable in the near term. Adjustments can be made to create and develop a better reality, rather than succumbing to setbacks.

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Operate within constraints

Accept the given circumstances. Recognize the fallacies and limitations. Then operate as best as possible within those constraints. It's no longer possible, nor prudent to work to control elements outside the given constraints.

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Adaptable routines

Create routines that can be easily adapted to keep some level of normalcy and productivity.

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Smooth the path

We are heading into an unknown and it won't help if the path is equally bumpy for all. Look to smooth the path for others where possible because it will benefit everyone.

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A decade stronger

Relationships take a lot of work and much good fortune. It's worth the effort, and those efforts and luck deserves celebration.

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Incremental gains

Big gains feel unlikely in the current environment. String together small incremental gains for happiness and effectiveness. Incremental gains eventually lead to step change.

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Small wins repeated

Spend more on the little things that bring small wins. Many of the big wins are gone for now. No travel, no events, no dinners out with friends.

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Quality of life loss normalization

Much has been lost in terms of quality of life. This cannot become the new standard. Strive for even better than before.

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Mindfully rational

Everyone is consumed by more than what's on the surface. Every interaction in influenced by any number of unknown past experiences.

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Smoky conditions during a pandemic

smoky late summer. interrupts outdoor escapes. oh, the pandemic.

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