Fear. It can change how we move through our day. Are we worried about our health, our job, our kids, our bills? It can frame how we act, the decisions we make and how we take care of ourselves.
As writer Anais Nin said, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
And how are we? What story is replaying in our head? What are we telling ourselves about our life, our future and what we are seeing in the news?
President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Often the fear is worse than the narratives we worry about.
Mark Twain said, “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.”
We should always take realistic precautions in life. But sometimes a wait and see mentality and an attitude of gratitude will get us where we need to go.