Acknowledging our fears is always the first step. The next step is understanding them (not always easy and can take a while!). Lastly, it’s all about developing the skills to overcome them. If we don’t take the time to reflect and question why some of our fears are present, we will empower them and they will keep acting as obstacles in our lives.
Like everyone, I have certain fears. Recently, this one seems to be lingering around. I have micro fears that seem to have become a fear not being able to live life to the fullest. With everything going on in our crazy world, I feel like life is kind of on pause and all I want to do is hit play. I refuse to accept this reality as the “new normal” as I LOVE life and I believe that slowly slowly, it will come back. For the moment, I fear getting sick and mostly getting someone I love sick. This virus can be invisible and has caused so much sorrow to so many people worldwide.
I am worried about my students, colleagues and myself as this school year definitely lacks school spirit. I am adjusting my lens and my focus towards the things I can control and trying to find ways to up our morale by finding the small joys during the day and spreading them! Once again, I remind myself of the same and best motto Mind over Matter!
Being scared is part of being alive,
Understanding the fear is how you thrive.
Although the fears will always reappear,
Your mind can overcome and contrive.
Emanate love and good energy,
To some degree, it will set you free.
There are times where you rise above,
There are times where you just let things be.
On some days you just don’t know,
Morale and spirit are low,
You feel helpless and unprepared,
Though, from these hardships, you will grow.
Keep things in perspective,
As its all relative.
Fill your heart with serenity,
Stay mindful & objective.
Remember this : NEVER let fear take the joy out of life.