When something is about to happen that feels uncomfortable, our imaginations can make it so much more difficult and scary, especially right before it’s supposed to happen. This can just shut you down!
People are tired of dealing with this pandemic and the changes to our daily lives. Quarantine and other measures have been necessary to keep us safe and to deal with the illness and death that Covid-19 has caused us personally.
In September, it doesn’t look like business-as-usual is going to happen. If we let our imaginations get ahead of us, it can look really bad. If we let the possible changes overwhelm us, we shut down.
So, let’s not do that!
Humans crave consistency.
You may not know if school will be in- person, online, or a combination of both. However, you do know what you, your children, or your students want to get out of going to high school. What are the goals and what resources would help the most? Has your school signed up for access to Going to College 101?
Humans like to be thanked.
Covid-19 has highlighted the challenging and valuable work that teachers do. It also has affected how families dealt with turning home into work and school.
Send your children’s teachers a thank you email. Thank your children and students. Thank your students’ parents. Thank yourself.
Humans want things to make sense.
- Many families don’t have the proper technical tools for their children to successfully do online school.
- People need to work at the same time their children need to go to school.
- Others continue not taking measures to keep everyone around them safe.
Can you improve any of these situations? What would help you deal with any of these situations better? Don’t complain about what you can’t control; do what you can to use your daily life to reach a new normal.
You are in control of the actions you take.
You aren’t in control of whether your children’s school is in person or online, but you are in control of showing up and doing the work. You aren’t in control of how your work is going to get done. You can, however, figure out a team for helping you both work, and make sure your children are doing their schoolwork.
It’s a plus to have an imagination, as long as it helps you solve the problems-not make them seem bigger.