Source: Andrzej Nowak / Pixabay It is no stretch to say that the pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live. Goals have taken a back seat to necessities. Priorities have shifted. Survival instincts have kicked in. And, while the end of the pandemic might not yet be in sight, it's never too soon to re-dedicate yourself to your pre-pandemic goals. Here are three research-backed strategies to help you remain goal-focused in the face of COVID-19 . #1: Know the importance of self-control Self-control has always been an important component of success. People who are able to delay gratification and resist temptations, urges, and impulses have been shown to be healthier, wealthier, and happier, on average. New research forthcoming in the journal Personality and Individual Differences shows that self-control is perhaps more important now than ever. Michail Kokkoris of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Olga Stavrova of Tilburg University found that individuals … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Stay Goal-Focused During the Pandemic
SARS-Cov-2 model. Source: CDC Who’s been infected with the COVID-19 virus? Did you experience the virus, and never know? Many may be riveted by reports of 1 million worldwide cases as of today. Yet that is a severe undercount, with major implications for your health and national public and economic progress. Cases The definition of “case” varies radically around the world. In many countries, even people who died of coronavirus are not counted. In the U.S., it has been people who are sick and have found a place where they were able to get a swab PCR test for the presence of infection. I’ve already had patients with classic coronavirus symptoms who were refused tests because they did not have clear evidence of contact with someone who tested positive. That’s a nice Catch-22. If you don’t test, you don’t know. This is completely understandable from a public health point of view when the amount of tests and personal protective equipment is grossly inadequate. In … [Read more...] about Did I Have the Infection and Not Know?