It’s impossible not to feel some form of anxiety these days. Our world is upended: the way we interact, the way we travel, the way we do business, the way we exercise, the way we shop for food – all of it has changed. And the media is right there, documenting every step along the way. We read about case loads, COVID patients, deaths, pleas, the economy, social distancing, quarantines. Even typing those words causes panic to set in.
What if we just stopped?
What if we were able to change the narrative?
What if we created the world we want to live in?
What if we changed the language around what we’re experiencing right now and spun it in a different light?
Try this one for instance: instead of quarantine, replace it with retreat. That feels better already. What if we did our own private meditations and took this time to look inside? And what if when we faced that thing that made us feel the most uncomfortable, we just sat with it to learn the lessons it brings with it?
Now we’re getting some where.
Perspective shift, life changing. One thing I know for sure: I’m limiting my reading of the news and notifications are getting shut off for a bit. It feels so good to have a plan of action and a way to get out from under the anxiety thumb.