Have you been able to keep your mind off of the Coronavirus this week? Or has there been a dialogue playing non-stop in the back of your head? Anxiety and fear can fester when we allow our brain to land on the same anxiety day in and day out.
It’s like a train, running out of control, into places of despair. What we need to do is stop the train, get off and board another train. A train that is rooted in solutions and actions, not fear. During times like this, we may not know what action to take. We might struggle to gain a sense of control over things that appear to be so out of our control. This is probably part of the reason all the toilet paper is sold out!
Let’s work to stop the train that only runs on fear and reacts to problems. Let’s get on a train of thought that is intentional, purposeful and hopeful.
It takes a lot to stop a train, especially one that is running out of control. If you need some assistance stopping the train running in your head, the one that is fueled by fear, give the following activities a try:
- Turn off the TV and play some relaxing music
- Take a bath
- Go for a walk
- Call a friend and talk about something other than the Coronavirus
If none of these appear to work for you, then give our office a call. At this time, we are providing one-on-one counseling sessions, online counseling sessions and phone sessions for those in need. We would be happy to help you stop the train of anxiety and get on a train that promises hope.