I get it.
Things are happening very quickly, and maybe you are starting to feel overwhelmed, panicked or scared.
Every day there are new limitations placed on us in an attempt to contain this virus and as a result, many are going to a very dark place mentally.
The thing is, and I hope you really pay attention to what I am saying, adding worry and fear to the mix is a choice and not a well-advised one.
Listen to me.
Worry pretends to be necessary.
Worrying seems unavoidable.
Worrying seems to be out of your control.
But none of that is true.
All worrying does is create a lot of unnecessary stress and irrational behavior period.
Should you be informed?
Should you be mindful?
Should you be worried?
How does that serve you or anyone you love?
Worry only causes unnecessary suffering.
It causes panic and fear that serves 𝐍𝐎 𝐎𝐍𝐄.
Are you familiar with the hormone cortisol? You know the one responsible for your body's reaction to fight or flight?
When you are in a sustained state of fear, your body pumps cortisol into your bloodstream. Too much cortisol stresses out your immune system, which ironically makes you more susceptible to illness.
Definitely, 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐚 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐚 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰.
The CDC's website indicates that high-risk individuals are:
- Older adults
- People who have serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease. I personally suffer from asthma, so I am taking precautions, but I am NOT living in fear.
If you also fall into the high-risk category please take precautions to be safe, but even if that is your circumstance, you don't have to add worrying to the mix.
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐍𝐎 𝐮𝐩𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘶𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘥𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴.
Be aware of where we are putting our attention or focus. Only focus on that which you can control. (Washing your hands, keeping your hands from your face, staying away from people who are sick, avoid unnecessary travel, maintain social distancing, work from home if you can) - you know just follow the guidelines put out by the government.
Avoid extended attention to the news, stop hanging on every word the media is putting out there. Check the Center for Disease Control Website daily to see if anything has changed and your state's public health website.
Stick to the facts and stay away from the drama.
The truth is, what will be will be.
You don't need to suffer unnecessarily.
𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨𝐧'𝐭 - 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲.
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