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Do you have COVID burnout? No energy even though you aren’t depressed; maybe a low-grade general anxiety; can’t think well? If so, it may be because you can’t do much and want to do a lot. Struggling against this need to do things when you can’t without also experiencing guilt, anger, fear. (For more on burnout, read my newsletter Burnout.)

If you want the burnout to end, here’s one way: shift your focus – a kind of mental step to the side – so that you can begin to see things a little differently.

That small shift opens the door to opportunity: opportunity to try something you might never have thought of otherwise.

It might be something big, like pursuing a business of your own that seemed like too great a leap before. It might be something domestic, like knitting, or (heaven forbid) accounting or bookkeeping. How about a course on investing, or cooking Italian? What about connecting others with like interests just because you have the time to try it?

This time is one big huge unknown for all of us. And that place of the unknown is one huge opportunity – it’s where opportunity lives.

When opportunity knocks – open the door

Quote of the Week 

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.”
– John F. Kennedy


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