How can we break free from worry? How can we battle anxiety and fear of the future? Breathe.
Just as when things started to look up, something else happens. Just as a glimmer of hope appears, it fades away in the face of another issue. Pandemic, vaccine, fear. Political crisis, elections, doubt. Disaster, relief, abandonment. A roller coaster drives us through fear, hope and disappointment. How do we react? How do we respond? How can we manage these conflicting emotions and stay healthy? How can we keep our relationships healthy? Can we even help others in the face of this global turmoil? What not to do: Harden yourself to the world and putting up walls. What to do instead: read more here.
There is a storm raging in the world. A paralyzing and potentially lethal cocktail of a pandemic, rumours, protests and warmongering. How do we act? Do we react? Do we just let it happen? Or can we do something about it? Something that will make a positive change. Something that will help turn the tide. Big changes can overwhelm us and make us feel angry. How do we deal with that anger. Will we yell, scream and become aggressive? Or is there another way?
What is going on in the world? Viruses and pandemics. Political standoffs and limitations of people's freedoms and rights. The world was already a messy and scary place, but it seems only to get messier. It's even scarier when our livelihoods are affected. How do we act? Do we react? Do we just let it happen? Or can we do something about it? Something that will make a positive change. Something that will help turn the tide.
Anxiety forces us into isolation. "They won't understand me, anyway," is a thought that easily creeps in. We grow silent as this prison tightens around us. How can we break out of this social isolation? How can we fight anxiety?