Emotional Survival Kit-Decluttering our Coronavirus Fears!

The talk of the coronavirus is on everybody’s lips and now that it is in your territory, there is absolutely no need to fear because we have insight, love, and power. In the forecast of a torrential downpour, we know exactly what to do. We can decide to wait out the torrential downpour or we can wear a coat and bring an umbrella to carry on with the hustle and bustle of life. We never sit around fearfully waiting for the torrential downpour to come to an end, simply because we know it will end so we focus on other pressing matters.We can treat this period in the same light. To live a life where your physical and personal space are sparkling clean, but you psychological space is bombarded by negative thoughts will not do any good. Please find below activities that we can employ and add to our emotional survival kit to survive during this period by keeping fear at bay:

  1. While you are home, start a new project or volunteer by giving your service online. There are several useful websites that offer virtual voluntary service opportunities. Some of which include, United Nation, Catch a Fire, VolunteerMatch.org, Justserve.com, DoSomething.com, United Way etc.You can hop on to the above website and sign up to offer your help. Services range from providing mentoring and advice to homeless children to helping orphans start or complete a project. This might also propel you to start you independent project. Issac Newton did his best work from home in 1655 during a pandemic.He formulated his theories on calculus, light and color and his work on gravity. Let us not underestimate the power of time to eliminate our fearful patterns.
  2. Overlooking yourself while at home should not be your story. Practise self-care by getting closer to your spiritual creator by way of meditating, listening to a podcast, or reading a book that you have been longing to engage with. Meditation provides healing for the body and mind. One suggestion you could take into consideration is if you have a somewhat large family you can always do a family meditation. You would be surprise to know that meditation done collectively with your family as well as a community brings insurmountable healing, not just for self, but for the nation. Sir Paul Mccartney is one of the founding fathers of the legendary music band, “The Beatles”. He has been meditating for the past 50 years. He proclaims, “in moments of madness, meditation has helped me find moments of serenity- and I would like to think that it would help provide young people a quiet haven in a not-so quiet world”. Ease your fears by spiritually mediating independently or with your family.
  3. One thing that is true is that you cannot separate your physical self from your mental and emotional self. Both the emotional aspect of our beings work in tandem with our physiological state. The more we put our body in motion, the more we we able to exert control over what we think and the impact that it might have.

4.Use positive words internally. Right now look in the mirror and speak words of encouragement and empowerment. You are courageous, resilient, and an optimistic person to deal with what the world is undergoing. Remember who you are and your purpose here on earth.

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The Bottom Line

We do not have any idea regarding the longevity and the spread of the virus. As long as it is living among us, then we need to put all the above in place to take care of our emotional space in order to eliminate fear.Challenges will arise, but how we choose to deal with the challenges is all that matters. As Robert Schuller points out, “Tough times dont last. Tough people do.” Let us toughen up and navigate the rough waters together.

Published by SWWYH-Elizabeth Lewis

"Start with what you have" (SWWYH) created by Elizabeth Lewis who has been serving in the field of education for the past 11 years. She has served in Jamaica 🇯🇲 for 7 years and has also rendered her service in The Republic of China 🇨🇳 in the last four years. As an international educator, she believes in authentically serving her populace, so that they continue to desire more. Through this desire of wanting more, lies her students who are quickly becoming apart of the global village while in the process of undergoing cognitive transformations. Elizabeth is spiritually grounded and she is a firm believer in postivity. She motivates and uplifts her friends, family, students, and just about anyone that crosses her path. She loves to read, travel, explore and enjoys a good laugh. She also believes in loving and taking care of the physical body that houses the soul.

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