We experience fear when there’s a perceived threat which we have no control over. Our reaction is to diminish the threat or try to control it. But sometimes we overcompensate like using too much bleach on our hands to fight off the virus, and ending up at the doctor’s office with irritated skin, nasal passages, and eyes.
The complete disruption of our lives, the unpredictability of each day, and the constantly evolving discoveries about this virus are awakening fear and panic in and exacerbating anxiety for many people.
As you go through this difficult time ask yourself, “are my emotions and thinking serving me well?”
Becoming aware of our fear is an important first step. By acknowledging that we are afraid, we are then empowered to begin skillfully dealing with it. Below are some of the things we do have control over:
May you, your family, friends, and neighbors be free from fear and remain safe.