April 1st, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 13
Stay Positive
Simply Selles by David Selles
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
Week two of social distancing has garnered mixed results.

The work side of things hasn’t been too bad.

It’s slowed down a bit overall meaning when there is something to do I jump at it right away to keep somewhat busy.

The main challenge has been finding enough things to keep me occupied when I’m not working.

I’ve been taking walks almost daily to at least get outside for an hour or so but the struggles come when attempting to fill the other 10ish hours of a day where I’m not working or out for a walk.

Social Media has both helped and hindered over this period of time.

On the downside, if too much time is spent on Facebook and Twitter specifically, the negative news surrounding the virus can weigh pretty heavy.
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I think with the amount of information out there, it’s important to limit the amount of new information you take in regarding the virus.

It’s also important to balance that news.

Find tweets or news that shows progress is being made.

Recently, I saw a tweet that says a pharmaceutical giant has said that pre-clinical studies in animals, as well as the first data from clinical studies, show that a certain drug kills the virus.

It’s currently difficult to find out if that is 100% true, but even if it’s not, take heart in the fact that we have a major advantage over previous pandemics.

That advantage is modern medicine.

We are able to do things now that couldn’t be done previously, which should help slow the virus sooner than previous times in history.

Another positive that can come from social media is that people are posting creative ways to keep your mind off of things.
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There are currently a few different challenges going around.

I myself have done two of them.

It’s just a simple way to still have some fun while being stuck inside.

I’ve also seen many communities including ours (go us!) take part in a new scavenger hunt.

Businesses will place a stuffed animal in their window and residents can drive around and look for all of them.

It’s another way young families can take their minds off of the current situation for a while and have some fun together.

If we limit the amount of negativity we read and watch over this time, it’ll be that much easier to make it through this and come out on the other side.

Stay positive and stay safe!
April 1st, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 13
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