Show Notes

Episode 97: Trying to Figure This Out

Navigating the waters of life during the coronavirus pandemic is challenging to say the least. This week, Shannon and Janine discuss the conflicting emotions they’re feelings, along with some strategies for reducing stress and coping with the new challenges brought on by this crisis.

Discussion topics include:

  • The difficulty of answering the question, “How are you doing?” these days
  • Conflicting emotions about feeling good during these trying times, even though feeling bad is not useful
  • Balancing the need for information with the need not to stress out
  • How Shannon is limiting her screen time
  • Determining whether social media is beneficial to you or not (now’s a good time to curate your feed!)
  • Getting back to Yoga with Adriene
  • Tiny Habits and the Tiny Habits for Coronavirus Challenges Zoom workshops
  • The flood of resources now available for the benefit of people who can’t go out
  • Not letting perfectionism get in the way of enjoying the many resources available
  • Paying attention to the media (TV, movies, books) you’re consuming to make sure they aren’t stressing you
  • How everything feels both really important and also irrelevant at the same time
  • Our perspective on the many emails we’re receiving from companies
  • Being aware of and appreciating the small moments brought about by the quarantine



4 thoughts on “Episode 97: Trying to Figure This Out”

  1. Thank you for the BJ Fogg podcast link. I will listen to it next. I have the _Tiny Habits_ book reserved on my library’s waitlist for my Kindle. Meanwhile, I just finished James Clear’s _Atomic Habits_ and also _The Power of Habit_ by Charles Duhigg. I am making some changes in my life based upon these books.

    And, Janine, don’t feel bad about looking for the silver lining in all of this. My silver lining is that I am getting to spend 24/7 with my dog who is in her last stages of life according to my vet. But who knows? She may fool us all!

    1. Christy, it’s so wonderful that your dog is still with you and that you have this precious time together! Good for you for studying habits and making changes!

      1. I lost BearCub a few weeks ago when I had to send her to the Rainbow Bridge to wait for me. It was time. I read the Dog’s Last Will and Testament and decided to adopt a shelter pup named London. She is an 11-month-old black Lab mix puppy and full of energy and happiness. I love her. I had 1.5 years to come to terms with losing my beloved dog and was ready to welcome the doggo who rescued me from loneliness at KC Pet Project.

        1. Oh, Christy, I’m so sorry to hear you lost BearCub, though I know you treasured your time with her. I’m really glad to hear about London. I’m sure she’s providing you so much. –Janine

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