Letter in a newspaper that l cut out.
Brilliant l think.
Don't feed your fears
Sir - l turned off the radio just now because I can't listen to it anymore. All it's doing is making me anxious and then the worry sets in..... and then the inner voice starts.
We all have that voice. Go on, admit it. That's the little voice that, if we allow, gets out of control and boy does it roar - especially if we feed it with too much fear and worry.
You see it loves that. In fact it thrives and gets bigger and bigger by the day. It gets so bloody big we cannot control it. Bit like a virus really. The more we feed anything, the more it grows.
Don't think I am being flippant about what's currently happening in our world. Of course it's scary and worrying and frightening but we have to live. It's bloody awful on so many levels but the reality is we have no choice but to deal with it head-on as best we know how.
We owe it to ourselves to get up every day and live our best possible life and if we allow too much fear to take hold we will create a worse inner disaster for ourselves.
So instead of feeling helpless l am going to live. Whatever happens we can only take our own personal responsibility for it.
Yes be sensible about personal hygiene etc but choose what wolf you are going to feed.
With the time ahead instead of sitting worrying about "what if" ? I am going to return to my bucket list of hobbies. I'm going to use the time as best l can to read, walk, bake, declutter and play cards.....sure the fear won't have a chance to get a look in.
And on a final note, l won't hug or kiss or shake hands - but there are so many other ways of showing people we care.
BK = author