Is it possible to develop a strong mind when everyone else loses their own? People are in a panic. They are stressed, they accumulate and panic buying. Enter social networks, and everyone and their plumbers go on and discuss the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although the coronavirus is a serious matter and a cause for concern, it is still no excuse to indulge in the current whirlwind of fake news, panic, and stress plaguing the world.
How to Develop a Strong Mind When Everyone Else Loses Their Own
The Truth Is This
No one has the answers, and the facts change every day. You can’t trust the media because they will make any situation look worse than it already is.
People clean store shelves, and crowds make things more demanding than they should be. You can try to explain to them that their actions are unnecessary because supply chains are still strong, and there are no other faults other than those created by people in panic.
But most will not listen, and because of the neighbors’ stupidity, your situation will get worse. So how do you stay calm when many are worried?
1. Stop Following the News and Hysteria on Social Media
The best way to strengthen the mind is to stop feeding it from the trash.
Governments are lying. You do NOT know if China’s situation has improved or if this is just another lie of the Chinese government.
Most people have no idea. A few months ago, they jumped out of a car to perform the Kiki dance challenge, and suddenly now virologists are guessing why mortality is rising in Italy.
They do not need to be dealt with in a meaningless dialectic. The situation is as it is, and health professionals and authorities will do whatever it takes to solve the problem.
If you worry unnecessarily, it won’t help you. In fact, do yourself a disservice because stress lowers your immune system and makes you more susceptible to disease.
Fear, nervous energy, and other unhealthy emotions tend to ‘snowballs’ in you. There MUST be a way out for this negative energy, and nothing can surpass physical exercise as a form of release.
When you exercise, you help consume all that energy saved in you, and your body also free endorphins that will make you feel great. And this is a win-win situation.
It would be ideal for engaging in exercises that occupy your body and mind. For instance, following a home exercise on video will help you concentrate on the exercise rather than burying yourself in your philosophies. If you run on a treadmill, which is an activity you can do on “autopilot,” you’ll end up imagining other worrying scenarios instead of concentrating on your exercise.
Your mind needs mental respite, and your body needs movement. Get involved in activities like weight training, kickboxing, juggling, etc. Do all this to engage both your mind and body.
* Stay Busy
The idle mind is a devil workshop. As long as you strive for worthy goals and deal with what needs to be done to get there, you won’t have time to worry about what’s the worst that could happen.
All your fears and worries are related to COVID-19, so keep that in mind. You are a prisoner of your imagination. Focus your work on a few other things, and you will be free of stress.
* You Can Develop a Strong Mind With Prayer Also
In recent years, religion has been ridiculed, and faith in God has become almost stupidity. Atheists and other groups argue that faith in God is meaningless and not based on science.
There is truly immeasurable power in prayer. Praying and surrendering your problems to a higher power eliminates stress from your life because you are now don’t living by sight but by faith.
Whatever it is, you’re in God’s palm, and there’s no point in worrying about what’s beyond your control.
* Be Safe
Take all necessary medical measures to protect yourself and your family. You don’t want to deal with guilt over a lack of relationship, which increases your risk of illness.
* Overcome. Improvize. Adapt.
Life goes on. Even if there is a shortage of food due to accumulation, imprisonment, or potential unemployment and recession, you choose to be flexible and adapt to the circumstances.
The kite doesn’t rise with the wind but against the wind. You will grow and overcome this situation.
To conclude, know that all you can do is your best, and that’s enough. If you have taken all the necessary precautions to reduce the risks, you have done enough.
Don’t give in to panic or fear. None of it is real. You have what it takes to beat anything. Have faith in yourself.
“You can destroy yours now by worrying about tomorrow.” – Janis Joplin.