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Postby charan@ind » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:46 am

:idea: This is corona time .PepolesThere are lots of ideas on how to deal with it physically. but my question is how to handle it mentally?
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:23 pm

What helps me, regardless if the issue is COVID or some other stressor, is to focus on:

-1- The present. Many times stress is caused by an imagined future of what might be, or by ruminating over a past event. When I focus on the here and now it helps.

-2- What I can control. In the here and now there are only so many options. I can waste time watching fear mongering media, broadcasting hate and stoking division, or I can enjoy participating in a forum and giving a bit of advice.

Applied to COVID, it means daily acknowledgment of the reality of my immediate situation. I wake and watch the sunrise, have some coffee, and feed the birds. I do some work, walk over to the park, enjoy some exercise. I then head to the market, put on a mask, open a door for a stranger, buy some fruit, and go home. I video chat with friends/family, read a book, and help my neighbor move some furniture. I watch a video on how to cook an omelette. I laugh at the fact I’ve made it this long in life without ever having cooked an omelette. I sit on the patio and enjoy a beer or glass or wine. I watch two squirrels running up and down a tree chasing each other as the the sun sets.

In reality, why stress? I’m not locked in a bunkhouse under armed guard with 50 other people. I’m not being fed bread and water and forced to move piles of rocks. I’m not in the middle of a war zone. I’ve got food, electricity, hot water, Internet, friends/family, the freedom to go pretty much anywhere with few restrictions/inconveniences.

This doesn’t mean everyday is wonderful. So far this year I’ve had to take two family members to the emergency room. In both cases they spent several days in the hospital for surgery/procedures and because of COVID I was the only person allowed by their side. Still, with each case there was only so much I could control. My only real option was to be there to help them, to be present for them as much as myself. And really, COVID played a minor role. The emergencies would have happened regardless.

The bottom line, I find what helps is to focus on the here and now and on what I can control. This doesn’t mean a life free of stress, but it certainly seems to make it easier.
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Postby bawdyheated » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:16 am

I agree with the comment above. We are going through a lot but it is what it is.
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Postby Candid » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:50 am

charan@ind wrote::idea: This is corona time .PepolesThere are lots of ideas on how to deal with it physically. but my question is how to handle it mentally?

Consider this: if you hadn't been told there was a deadly pandemic, would you have noticed it? Have you or has anyone you know been very ill with a strange new disease? Do you know people who've died?

I'm one of many who've noticed that there was no excess mortality in any country last year, and that almost no one got the flu. Further, this reward ... virus.html is yet to be claimed.

What most of us are dealing with is not a new and Very Deadly Virus, but the fearmongering of censored "news", being largely shut away from other people, feeling obliged to wear a mask when we go out, perhaps joining long queues to be tested or jabbed, etc.

And for what? A disease that almost everyone recovers from, and that most people don't realise they have or have had. Judging by the reports coming in, you're in more danger from the "vaccine" than from the latest in a long line of coronaviruses we've lived with for centuries.

In the UK at least, all-causes mortality started heading up when the "vaccine" rollout began in December. Make of that what you will, but if you agree to be jabbed please understand you'll be agreeing to take part in an experiment.

If you know where I'm going with this, whether you agree or not, dealing with it mentally means making informed choices about how to respond. I don't bung on a mask to enter a shop or get on a bus; in fact I don't carry one. I have politely declined the "vaccine". I've made new friends who aren't afraid to get close to others, joining them in city centres, talking to people and providing literature if they'll accept it.

This video ... our-death/ is just under an hour long. In it, a well-qualified whistleblower explains what's going on and warns that if people continue complying for much longer, democracy will be gone forever.

Yes, it's a worrying time and at this stage it's unlikely we can stop the juggernaut. My workplace and all social outlets having gone along with the propaganda, should I just sit at home chewing my nails?

No. I don't want to be one of the millions "just following orders" as so many did about 80 years ago, in a catastrophe we believed could never happen again.
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