The initial response is to remark on how you feel in the context of the coronavirus. No fever. No cough. No diarrhea. I’m not sick. SICK. But how we are feeling is greater and bigger than the physical symptoms of this virus.
We are all uncertain. What lies ahead? Call it fear. Call it trepidation. Maybe anger. But on a deeper, more primitive level, this is grief. Loss.
If we can define how we feel we can develop a plan. It is the same as in medicine. If I can ask patients the right questions and elicit from them a solid description of all that they feel physically, I can diagnose their reflux or their gallbladder problems or their migraines. It is a logic problem.
So, spend some time thinking about how you are feeling – emotionally. And I think you will come to a better understanding. It is more than fear or anxiety. It is grief. On many many levels. Maybe read this article from the Harvard Business Review. I hope it helps.