Stop trying to be productive & seek out the positive

As we approach week 4 of Covid lockdown, the need to be hyper-productive is beginning to wane. Many of us felt a push to use this quarantine time to "better ourselves", in what initially was portrayed to be a short disruption in our lives, be it two weeks or a month. And yet, as the reality of the Covid timeline sets in, we're all beginning to understand that this isn't a sprint but a marathon. So how can we maintain our sanity, our patience and our goodwill as we continue each day in this Covid climate? Below are 4 resources that can to make you feel better right now:


1)Stop trying to be so "productive". Read this NYTimes article about letting go of trying to be productive and giving yourself a break.


2) Seek out positive news. I sent a newsletter a few weeks ago about how to ingest your news so it doesn't drive you crazy, (which you can read by clicking HERE). But going one step further: seek out GOOD news. A couple great instagram sites are @goodnews_movement and @upworthy


3) Watch THIS VIDEO by Dr. Price, a doctor at Cornell. He shares whats happening on the front lines in hospitals and how you can protect yourself and your family by following a few simple rules. Many people have felt uplifted after watching it. It has been shared over 3 million times since it came out last week. It's an hour long, but worth the watch.


4) Subscribe to uplifting and positive podcasts such as:

The Tony Robbins Podcast

Oprah's Super Soul Conversations

Chasing Joy Podcast

The School of Greatness

The Good Life Podcast

Happier with Gretchen Rubin


I'd love to hear how you're staying positive these days. Send comments to cory@coryodonnell.com.



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