June 22, 2020 Five Minutes to Thrive: DON’T PANIC- PIVOT! First, a brief comparison. Pivoting (verb) is to turn, rotate, swivel, spin or twirl. Panic(noun) is to feel sudden uncontrollable alarm, anxiety, fright, dread or fear. We haveall likely panicked about something during COVID-19. Panicking is normal,sometimes, but it shouldn’t be a constant.