A Countdown To Coping with COVID-19: 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 - 0!

A Countdown To Coping with COVID-19: 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 - 0!

Six Daily Questions to Ask Yourself!

Greater Good Science Center

I thought I’d share another great article and good advice from the Greater Good Science Center!

Read the full article here:


The Six Daily Questions:

o What am I grateful for today?

o Who am I checking in with or connecting with today?

o How am I getting outside today?

o How am I moving my body today?

o What beauty am I either creating, cultivating, or inviting in today?

DO THE FIVE: Help Stop Coronavirus!

From the World Health Organization

DO THE FIVE: Help stop coronavirus

  • HANDS: Wash them often
  • ELBOW: Cough into it
  • FACE: Don't touch it
  • SPACE: Keep safe distance
  • HOME: Stay if you can

4 > 2: “For” is Greater Than “To”!

When Lucas, my son, was at Wilson Elementary School they had signs around the school proclaiming “4 > 2”! He had to explain it to me: Doing something “FOR” someone is GREATER THAN doing something “TO” someone! I like that!

One of the best examples of this that I’ve seen related to the COVID-19 pandemic came in a Tweet from Max Brooks, son of comedian legend Mel Brooks:

Max (47 yo) is outside his dad Mel’s (93 yo) window and explains:

“If I get the corona virus, I’ll probably be okay. But if I give it to him; he could give it to Carl Reiner, who could give it to Dick Van Dyke. And before I know it, I’ve wiped out a whole generation of comedic legends. When it comes to the corona virus, I have to think who I can infect... and so should you.”

He then recommends:

  • Social Distancing
  • Avoid Crowds
  • Wash Your Hands
  • 6-feet Away from People

His advice is simple: “Do your part. Don’t be a spreader!”


3... 2... 1... But the Other Way!

This countdown theme got me thinking... and, even though it doesn’t fit perfectly (crazy times like these remind us that not everything needs to be perfect) the lyrics of the song titled “1-2-3-4” by the Plain White Ts comes to mind:

“It's easy as one, two, one, two, three, four.
There's only one thing, two do, three words, four you.
I love you.”


Despite the need for social distancing and far more separation than most of us may want in our lives... now is not a time to act out of fear or a sense of isolation.

Nothing, not even social distancing, should keep us from saying or acting in ways that express “I Love You!”


“To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.” - Hippocrates

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