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Jun 1, 2020

On this episode of the Marina Perry Podcast, Marina shares 4 factors that may be affecting how we relate to coming out of COVID as well as transitioning to what our normal used to be. Ultimately, she wants people to be compassionate to each other as we all cope and transition in different ways during this time. Marina provides these factors as tools so we can be curious with ourselves about our likes, dislikes, strengths, and weaknesses surrounding COVID and our COVID lifestyles. 

When breaking down the first factor, how one relates to COVID, Marina discusses how stress, suffering, and even pleasure affect how we personally relate to COVID and how we come out of it. Some may have had a more positive isolation experience as their reality, however, there are also people who are having a negative experience while in isolation that may be a result of enduring higher levels of stress and suffering caused by new external factors. 

The second factor, your old reality, also affects how you view your new reality, as well as your motivation in this new reality. Resistance to a new reality, Marina says, may be because someone really liked their old life, and thus more resistant to taking on a new, possibly less pleasurable, reality. If it feels effortless to move through new stages and phases, you may have a good muscle for change, or, you just may not be experiencing a whole lot of change right now. In states of flux, it may actually be the easiest time to implement new shifts since everything around us is shifting and changing already. The hardest time to create change, Marina says, is in times of solid, set routine.  

Like packing for a trip, Marina says that we get to bring stuff back with us through times like this. She also challenges us to implement change whenever we start unpacking and navigating through the things we picked up along the way to flex and strengthen our muscle for change and adaptation. Finally, once we can accept change and transitions for ourself, then, we can be accepting of others who are also working on taking on change in their life, too.  


What You’ll Learn on This Episode:

The 4 factors:

  1. How you relate to COVID
  2. How you relate to your old reality
  3. The degree of difference or the tangible distinctions between #1 and #2
  4. Your mastery of change—or how you navigate—this gap

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