Things to consider
A few points to remember during this time of concern.
It is March and the term “March madness” is used for a reason!
All hypnosis is self hypnosis- if you believe you will get sick by being around people, touching things or breathing the same air as someone who has a cold or allergies then, you may very well feel unwell.
If you think or fantasize about getting ill, you most likely will.
Remember how when one person yawns and then several others also yawn? Or how someone says something smells bad and others agree and notice a smell even though the food or item is perfectly fine?
I’m not saying this to discount the issue at hand, but I am saying, we are all subject to the power of suggestion- visual, auditory, olfactory, etc.
Instead of focusing on the negative why not focus on the positive.
For starters, you know there’s a virus going around and that if you continue proper hygiene habits (which your mother taught you- cover mouth when coughing or sneezing, wash your hands, sick stay home if your sick and rest, eat healthy, etc) you should stay relatively healthy.
Do the opposite of the masses and plan ahead. If the media shows panic and a run on food and toilet paper, consider not joining them and adding to the chaos!
If you listened to your mother and your government to start with, you would have the recommend amount to emergency supplies on hand. (most say 3 days worth of food, I say more)
are two places to start. Use your personal judgement from there.
If people are running out to buy toilet paper and you have some at home. Stay home and enjoy the humor! There are dozens of items in your home which can be used to tidy up down there. But don’t flush these after use, put them in the trash.
Be great full you don’t have to use an outhouse and corncobs or the sears catalogue anymore. (try a corncob and you’ll agree)
Remember when your mom asked you, “If your friends all jumped off a cliff should you?” Well we are at that cliff friends and I’m not jumping. I’m finding much humor in the oddities of panic, which boosts my immune system. I’m also staying home and using what I have saved up- this boosts my creativity. And being home I get to connect with the people I care about, which strengthens my social skills.
With not much volunteer time available and little client load, I am able to focus on things like: my presentation for the upcoming IMDHA conference, which is now virtual. And writing two new books.
FYI- if you’re healthy and want to work on an issue, my schedule is open.
Focus on wellness and health.
If you cough or sneeze it’s not doomsday. Perhaps it’s an allergy or your body was just clearing it’s pipes out keeping you alive! Or you may need to dust and clean your house a bit!
Your mind and body are going to do their best to keep you in homeostasis. But it’s harder to do that if you keep focusing on and worrying about the worst case scenarios that your mind or media keep feeding you.
JUST STOP IT!
Now, once again, let’s review:
All hypnosis is self hypnosis
Focus on the positive
Do the opposite of the masses
Focus on health and wellness
Get news from reliable sources
Be great full for what you have