Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak has been around the block a few times, having lived on this earth for 73 years. He’s experienced the most tumultuous of times this great planet of ours has to offer, but none of the challenges he’s faced before are nearly as tough as the one presented to him and all the rest of us by the coronavirus.
What’s the challenge?
Well certainly not getting the virus itself is a big challenge, but the biggest challenge of all is attempting to remain sane while in self-isolation during the pandemic.
As it turns out, Sajak has some levity that might help us all not go completely bonkers while trying to survive these strange days.
Here’s more from Daily Wire:
Experts stress the importance of making and adhering to a daily schedule. Here’s mine. pic.twitter.com/rifJCdf43g
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) March 26, 2020
On March 23, The Columbus Dispatch ran an article noting the need for schedules for families to maintain their sanity, writing:
The Zimmerman family, like thousands of others in our community, are trying to figure out life working from home while home-schooling children and worrying about elderly parents. They created a household schedule that runs from the second their children open their eyes to the time they go to sleep … From the moment the members of the Powell family of four open their eyes in the morning to the instant they doze off at night, the schedule provides sanity in a time of seeming insanity.
Sajak has given sage advice before; in December, after various Democratic presidential candidates, including California senator Kamala Harris, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Joe Sestak, Gov. Mark Sanford, Beto O’Rourke, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) had dropped out of the race, he offered some counseling, tweeting: “Wouldn’t it be refreshing to hear someone drop out of the Presidential primaries and say, ‘I realized I didn’t have a snowball’s chance in Hell?’”
Wouldn’t it be refreshing to hear someone drop out of the Presidential primaries and say, “I realized I didn’t have a snowball’s chance in Hell?”
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) December 4, 2019
Got to love ole Pat Sajak. The world would be better off if we were all just a tad bit more like him, don’t you think?
In all seriousness, there’s a lot of merit to how negatively this whole self-isolation business is going to impact people’s mental health. Depression and anxiety are no doubt going to run rampant and without a person having a support network already within their homes, this could lead to a lot of suffering for some folks.
If you know people who are single and self-isolated, be sure to reach out to them and let them know you are thinking of them. Spend some time video chatting and maybe playing some games online or something like that. Let them know they are cared for and not alone in this mess.