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Pat Sajak Has Expert Plan For Maintaining Sanity During Coronavirus Crisis

By  Hank Berrien
American television personality Pat Sajak makes the team introductions before Game Three of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on June 2, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak, having survived for 73 years through the tumult of the 1960’s, the debacle of the economy during the Carter presidency and the economic crash of 2008, took note of the many articles recommending having a daily schedule during the enforced isolation and offered his own method for keeping his sanity:

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.

An article at WFMY in North Carolina last week opined:

For many of you, this week of social distancing, telecommuting and closed schools has been a juggling act. Having a routine makes life more predictable and it’s what you and your kids are used to. There’s a specific wake up time, work time, school time, lunchtime. Even though everyone is out of school and work, a routine will start everything better. Sanity saver because everything has a designated time for parents to get work done interrupted. You have children of different ages and grades so they have different needs and schedules. So there could be interruptions. Don’t have a regimented routine or schedule. It should serve as a guideline. It may take a few days for everyone to get used to the routine. Patience is a must.

On March 23, singer Vanessa Carlton wrote for NPR, “I need routine, and so does my kid. I’ve printed out hour-by-hour daily schedules that I fill in the night before. I’m about to learn how to homeschool very quickly … I think it’s also important to acknowledge that for anyone that struggles with addiction, alcoholism or depression, this time is going to be extra challenging. I think routine is a great anxiety reducer, but then we need art.”

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?’”

In November Sajak took notice of the unhinged climate alarmists on the Left who had decided to avoid having children in order to save the planet, offering his own hilarious solution for the problem.  Sajak tweeted, “In order to save our planet, I’m asking everyone in America who’s 73-years-old or older to join me in pledging not to have any more children.”

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