“Tough times don’t last, tough people do, remember?”

Gregory Peck

Are you feeling the highs and lows of the endless pandemic roller coaster? I know I am. Covid restrictions have been a part of our lives for over 8 months now, and I I know there’s fatigue and frustration that goes along with that. I also know that if we face the circumstances with positivity and a bit of grit, we’ll get through it, and eventually look back on it as a wild and lesson-filled ride.

What are you learning, and what do you need for yourself to get through the months ahead?

Watch the video below to get three reminders to help you ride out the on-going roller coaster, or read the transcript that follows… and stay tough my friend. We got this!

Well, we’re officially into our 9th month of Covid-restricted living. What a roller-coaster; lock down living, work from home, social distancing…then eased restrictions, and a bit more freedom (as long as you’re masked up and washing your hands)…and then rising cases and inevitable restrictions again… all while just trying to live our lives the best we can.

Hey, Michelle Cederberg here, not trying to be a downer …honestly. In fact, quite the opposite.

Because we’re still in it, and it may be awhile until some semblance of “normal” returns to our lives, I thought it might be a good time for a few reminders to help you ride out this next wave with health and positivity on your mind.

Number 1: It’s okay to not be okay. Even now. Every stage of this new way of being will bring with it fresh feelings of frustration, overwhelm and uncertainty. Acknowledge how you’re feeling, get help if you need it, and watch this video I posted near the start of Covid on why it’s normal to not feel normal.

Number 2: This may be a tough one to embrace, but all of this pandemic stuff – what we’re living through right now – it’s our life. This hiccup (or maybe it’s more of a full-blown in-your-face burp) is just part of our journey, and we can wish it away, complain about it and feel crappy, or we can look for the good…because it’s there if you look hard enough.

For me, yes I miss traveling to in-person presentations, but this week I’ve got three presentations, three days in a row, for three different clients spread across the country. Because I’m home I can say yes to ALL THREE, and when I finish presenting, I can go have lunch with my hubby. Also,over the last few months I got to really focus on getting my new book finished and launched with more focus that I would have if I were traveling as much as I usually do for work. Incidentally, the book serves very well as a Covid Survival Guide of sorts because it helps you regain focus and recharge your life in ways that are important to you, especially amidst all the uncertainty. Learn more about the book and pick up a copy at successenergybook.com.

And another bonus is that getting a puppy was a lot easier because we’ve been home. How about you? What’s the good you’ve identified through all of this?

Number 3: What do you need for yourself to navigate the next few months;The holidays…winter… work from home? Your needs when Covid first hit were likely quite different than they are now, so you’ll benefit from checking in with yourself about what you need. What might help you feel better as we ride out this Covid roller coaster?

    • How about a refreshed work schedule that prioritizes breaks?
    • Or hatching a plan for winter activity so you can get outdoors and enjoy it?
    • Why not book a mini stay-cation at a nearby hotel to use up some holiday time and separate work from life for a few days?
    • Maybe you need to make your health a higher priority after months of sitting more, and moving less?

Whatever you come up with, share your ideas in the comments below. Maybe they’ll inspire someone else. Don’t forget to subscribe to this and my other social channels, and share this message with anyone who might need the reminder.

Strange times for sure, but with a bit of planning and a perspective shift or two, we won’t just get through this, we’ll come out the other end more resilient, more creative, and hopefully a lot more grateful.

Until next time, I’m Michelle Cederberg reminding you we’ve got one chance to do this life. I say Dare to Live it Big and dare to smile and scream with joy as you ride this crazy Covid roller coaster for awhile longer.


And remember, if you’d like a worthwhile resource to help you navigate these crazy times, you can find my new book The Success-Energy Equation: How to Regain Focus, Recharge Your Life, and Really Get Sh!t Done, check it out via my website or on Amazon.



It may be awhile until we call all gather safely in large groups, but that doesn’t mean your team doesn’t still need training, education and even inspiration. I’ve set up a home studio, and have been providing online sessions since April that are tech-sound, fun and interactive!

If your organization needs a break from the work-from-home routine to learn how to boost resilience, work-life balance and productivity, reach out to chat about my engaging online sessions!

Michelle Cederberg, CSP, MKin, BA Psyc

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