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Uncertain Times

Uncertain Times

All of a sudden, we all find ourselves in a very uncertain time. Our lives are being disrupted, and many of us are facing a new normal. In an already chaotic world, we are finding that we need to adjust to change minute to minute. Many of us are getting to know our limbic brain a lot better. Anxiety and fear have become a more persistent passenger in our thoughts. 

In times like this, self-care is essential. We have to allow ourselves some degree of recovery every day. 

  • It may mean tuning out the media and taking time to breathe. 

  • Continue to practice gratitude.

  • Take this time to reflect on what matters in your life. This is the perfect time to build perspective.

  • If you are stuck at home, do what you can to enjoy it with the people you love. 

  • Continue to plan. Your goals may have changed as a result of our new normal, but your ability to plan remains. It can be very comforting to create a plan so that you take back some control.

  • Do what you can to stay in contact with those who matter most to you. 

  • Support each other. 

Many of you are facing incredibly difficult decisions that affect your families, friends, coworkers, staff. These are business decisions, life decisions, health decisions, and many more. Our product focuses on 90-day goals; however, now our attention is much more immediate. Many of us are thinking from day-to-day. It may not be easy to see past next week. We are all facing this, and the one thing we do not need to do is meet these issues alone. We may find ourselves isolated physically, and that does not mean we can't support one another.

At OAK, we are building a community that believes in the pursuit of becoming better every day. We want to support that pursuit for all of our members in good times and bad. As a member of the OAK community, feel free to reach out and comment on what you are doing to successfully manage this time of uncertainty. Share your struggles. 

I have had to make many difficult decisions in the past 24 hours, and I am deeply concerned about their ramifications. Luckily I was able to do this with a team that I trust. Who is your team?