Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 8th - DO NOT BE AFRAID
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so we may fear less.
Our present times are understandably frightening because nothing like this has happened before in our lifetime.We should be reasonable and cautious but not frightened. Keep yourself informed but refrain from obsessive news programs. Constructive precautions to take should include staying away from large crowds, disinfecting surfaces and washing your hand frequently, protectecting yourself as best as you can, but don’t panic.
If we are doing what we can, that should aleve any worry we have. Counter your fear and be deliberate in your defense. Occupy your mind with relaxing hobbies. Whether you play the piano, read a book or play a board game, these activities and help calm your mind and prevent the downward spiral of fear. Talking to people has been proven to reduce anxiety so make phone calls as often as necessary. Getting outdoors and taking walks or bicycle rides is another way to reduce the stress of staying indoors so much. Staying cooped up in the house is not good for you. Our actions will keep the fears at bay.
Don’t let fear over take your life, do something about it.
Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing.