Fear is Contagious
In my assessment, fear is far more contagious than #covi̇d19 itself.
That’s because emotions and moods are highly and frequently transmitted among humans. When we turn on the news or tune into social media we are hit in a crashing wave of negativity dragging us down and fuelling our fears and panic.
The questions of “what if”, “when” and “how long” resulting in answers that feel more and more bleak. Without awareness and deliberate action to separate our selves from the unconscious digestion of news & negativity we will only escalate our own suffering. What to do summed up? Create boundaries for your own consumption of news, create time for joy, breathing exercises, self care. You can protect yourself from absorbing the fears and panic of others - and it doesn’t include a mask.