Fighting Coronavirus-Inspired Anxiety

Since the presidential press briefing last night (Tuesday, March 31, 2020), it seems that people are opening their eyes to the reality of COVID-19.  Maybe it was hearing the 240,000 number.  Maybe it was that President Trump seemed to be taking it far more seriously than he had a week or two ago. 

Numbers that once seemed distant and unbelievable enough to shrug  off are suddenly very much in reach.  People who live in states that had only 100 cases a week ago suddenly have 1,500 or 2,000 or more.  It’s freaking people out.

Me?  I’m good.  When you expect the worst, you’re ready for anything.

How to Handle Anxiety, Fear and Freaking Out

My advice to people who are freaking out is to follow a six step plan:

Step 1: Identify the problem.  In this case the problem is the rapid spread of a virus with a very high infection rate that is 10 or 20 times deadlier than the flu.

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