Updated: Aug 27, 2022
Fear sucks the life out of our health, sanity, and ambition.
But amidst the shutdowns, the fears, and the endless bad news, there is something you can do about it. You can, all by yourself, overcome fear and overwhelm and achieve an independent attitude. You can be calmer, less overwhelmed, and happier. And this will make you a better friend, wife, mother, and a person who others feel good being around.
Here is how you do it.
The simplest things are usually the most powerful. That is the case with the first thing you should do every day. Take a walk. Not for exercise, but just to look outward, without thinking, and just inspect the areas where you walk. Notice the colors, the smells, the feeling of a breeze, and the songs of birds. Use your senses to communicate with nature and look outward, keeping your mind free of worry and thoughts.
Continue to walk until you feel a sense of relief or wave of calmness. You will be pleasantly surprised at how this simple, daily action can improve your well-being.
The second thing is to stop looking at the news for a week or two. Not even a peak, just let it go and you’ll notice immediately how much better you feel. Do this as an experiment and you’ll be quite happy you did. You won’t miss out on anything, and if something awesome happens, your friends will tell you.
The third thing is to take a look at what kind of life you would ideally like to live. Imagine it in detail, looking at every aspect including the ideal location, the perfect job, and the perfect schedule. In your imagination, there are no limits, so splurge on creating this vision and write it all down, for yourself.
Just dreaming of your new wonderful life will bring you happiness. You’ll notice that having this vision in place will make the current environment seem less threatening. And the good news is it might come true!