2020: The Year of Fear

 

Just two and a half months ago we were celebrating the start of a new year. We made our intentions and we agreed to new commitments. We wanted to make this year the best ever!

WAIT! What happened to all those new intentions and commitments? Is it the Trump administration’s problems, the stock market acting like a tsunami, or the sudden emergence of the coronavirus that is making life in 2020 not so glorious as we hoped.

What do these 3 things have in common? FEAR!

Chronic fear and stress cause our immune systems to work needlessly overtime. The issue with fear is that our bodies experience it — whether it’s happening now, in the past, or in the future. For weeks, even months after a traumatic event, it is common for us to describe feelings of general uneasiness or jitteriness — a feeling that something bad is going to happen.

Fear causes our immune systems to weaken. This is not healthy especially when a virus spreads.

So what can we do about lessening our fears? Continue to exercise, eat healthy, get restful sleep, read inspiring books, and do deep breathing. We can also stand up to bullies and refuse to believe in fake news.

Don’t let fear ruin your year. And never ever give up!