Coronavirus Fear and Anxiety

Coronavirus Fear and Anxiety
Some Ways to Cope

“It was the best of times it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…”   A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens describe so aptly our present circumstances and how our lives are being affected. His words are cosmic and timeless. We hear so much about the pandemic, how many are sick, how many have died and how the federal government is or isn’t helping us. We need to limit the amount of information we expose our selves to. Yes, we want to know the facts, but we also choose how we respond to these facts. We definitely must do what we can to keep ourselves safe and healthy. This is in our control; other things are not. Fear can make us forget how to live in the Now, and Now is the only thing we have at this time. So what does the perennial wisdom tell us?
Wisdom knows it’s hard to be calm or to even calm ourselves with everything that is happening around us. So here are a few things we can do. I am sure you already know these, but it is still helpful to review them.
• Make quiet time for yourself a must. Quiet your mind, mediate
• Make list of things you’ve always wanted to get done
• List things to do with kids, when they’re not doing school work
• Books to read games to play or learn
• Go for walks, bike rides, exercise
• Watch TV, movies, create or listen to music
• Focus on hygiene and dress comfortably, no pajamas
• Think on things that make you smile or laugh
• Don’t focus on the negative. Remind yourself to “flip the switch!”
There is Hope, the kind hope that comes from action and the Spirit’s promptings. Together we will heal and prevail!

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