It seems like an impossible task. You turn on the news and it’s doom plus gloom. You can take it from me. I suffer from Nocturnal Panic Attacks. I started on the uphill battle of getting better. When I finally thought I had conquered my problem, the Covid-19 Crisis tumbled my progress. Nevertheless, I can imagine that there are millions of families suffering and trying to get through the crisis. I’ve ignored the frightened shoppers, the sudden need for toilet paper, and the idea that this virus can kill. What I’ve learned though is that there is a positive side to this situation.
I try to look at situations with a glass half full type deal. It’s not easy, but what else can we do? It’s better than reacting in panic. We’re going to be okay!
Toilet Paper Situation is a Source of Laughter
This is an ongoing joke. I’ve used this as a way to get laughter from my employees, friends, and family. I don’t like to laugh at other’s misery. Realistically, I understand why people are in panic mode. I sympathize with those who are dealing with this situation. We all are! I mean could you imagine the amount of misinformation that is out there? I don’t blame people for panic buying. We react differently to situations. As for the toilet paper, it’s a bright side to the crisis. We try to find the light in the smallest of moments. The laughter is just a way of us trying to get through this together.
Fear is Normal, Bounce Back Better Before
I am a full-time anxiety sufferer and someone who endures panic disorders. What I can tell people is that fear is normal. It’s okay to be afraid during this trouble moment. For some of us, we’re uncertain about how we will get by. However, realize that you’re not alone. You don’t need to pretend to be strong. The fear will subside. If you are afraid, then it is normal to be. I recommend discussing your feelings with friends and families. This will help you get through the days.
What I’ve learned in life is that hard times make way for better times. With what I know about society and history, they bounce back better than before.
Health is Important, Let’s Make It a Mission
For the first time in my generation, I’ve seen people take health seriously. It stinks that we had to wait until a tragedy stuck to realize it. It’s no one’s fault though. We’ve probably taken things for granted with me included. I think this moment has a silver lining. The amount of education and the things I’ve learned during this time about health was invaluable. I don’t think I would’ve learned as much if there wasn’t a crisis. I know it’s horrible to think that way. However, I’ve started seeing more people being conscience of their surroundings and courteous.
Despite the large number of those sick and deceased, I’d like to think that most people are learning to be more health conscience. This includes both mental and physical health. It’s true. We will get through this together.
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