Don’t we see more and more news on the escalating mental health crisis among Americans… especially our young adolescents?
First coronavirus was the targeted nemesis for this increase but now many other changes in our ” normal” daily activities tend to increase individual stress levels… like environmental issues resulting in destructive weather destroying homes and communities, inconsistencies in school learning styles, daily mass homicides at theaters, school classrooms, parks, workplaces, and recreational centers to name a few. Our children wonder where they can be safe and feel secure physically and physiologically … how can they fit in and not feel isolated?
Psychologists remind us that we all have intrusive thoughts – that we aren’t good enough- but some individuals get stuck.
The key to overcoming intrusive thoughts is to observe them for what they are and accept that they are there… But-you must refuse to allow them to dictate and control your life!
Helpful messaging is the key to overcoming anxiety. The most common thread is that you have to face your fears and REFUSE to allow your fears to win! Remembering this ” formula” and repeating it daily to yourself helps!
WHAT IF = FEAR
EVEN IF = FAITH
So until tomorrow… ” Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.” -Kim Vincently
Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh
We need to realize that what may seem scary to you is not scary to me. But what always remains true is compassion and reassurance for each other.
Eloise is getting ready to go with her girl cousins to Disney World next week… she is so excited!