“I’m a big fan of just setting expectations in my own mind to always err on the side of being pleasantly surprised, rather than being disappointed.” – NASA astronaut Christina Koch, quoted in a New York Times article about how to cope with long-term isolation.
According to the article, the 328 days Koch spent aboard the International Space Station between March 2019 and February 2020 established the record for “the longest continuous time spent in space by a woman.”
Hanging out here on Earth, the rest of us have had to come up with our own ways to keep going through the pandemic.
What’s yours? Share your Coping with COVID-19 story with the NEOMED community.
Here’s how to submit it directly to The Pulse:
- Go to thepulse.neomed.edu.
- Click on a category above the search box (ARTICLES/EVENTS/DISCUSSIONS/NEWS BRIEFS). That will generate a screen with a green box that says “SUBMIT A NEWS BRIEF” (or the other category you chose).
- Click the box and fill in the form that appears.