Trying Times: Luck or Loss?
March 22, 2020

Trying Times: Luck or Loss?

Vicki Zifteh

Trying Times: Luck or Loss?

The world has come to a recent halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has seemingly stood in the way of many of our plans. I am two quarters away from graduation and now I am sitting at home, wondering when I will be allowed back to school, only to find out that the National Board Exam I planned on taking today, has been rescheduled to the weekend of my birthday! Things certainly do not always go as planned. 

In these times of uncertainty, we still have a choice: We can sit back and have an extended vacation and blame our losses on what is wrong with the world, or we can take every opportunity to look for new ways to win in life. I think I will choose the latter… Who is with me?

So we are stuck at home, those of us in school are unable to work on our graduation requirements, some of those in practice are wondering if they will be allowed to keep their doors open tomorrow. What can we do from this position to advance ourselves and help our community? Here are just a few thoughts on how to productively pass our time in quarantine…

Touch up your resume or CV

  • This is something that everyone should work on every few months in order to keep up to date, but we rarely find the time to do so!

Work on those vision boards

  • At the start of this month we talked about vision boards and dream journals. How are those coming along?

Encourage the community through social media

  • Everyone is panicking right now. Take some time to write an encouraging post or educate your friends and family about how amazing our self-healing bodies are.

Make connections

  • Just because we are being told that social distancing is necessary, that does not mean that we can not socialize on social media! Send a message to fellow students/doctors in our profession and get to know one another. You can set a date for coffee to grow your tribe after this has all passed! 


  • While it is certainly important to not spend the next couple of weeks falling into a lazy slump, it is still okay to take some time for yourself, watch a movie, or read a book for pleasure.

The list can go on and on but one thing is clear, we can choose to spend this time binge watching television shows for days, upset that our plans have taken a new route, or we can use it to complete the tasks that we have been putting off and to carve out new paths for our lives. What will you be doing with your unexpected time off? I would love to hear any ideas you have for how we can all be productive from the comfort of our own homes!

Until next time, enjoy the ride!

Vicki at The Legendary Chiropractor