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APPREHENSION

APPREHENSION

TODAY’S DAILY WISDOM WORD WILL BE APPREHENSION.  WE ALL HAVE FELT IT.  WE ALL ARE EXPERIENCING SOME FORM OR ANOTHER OF IT NOW.  APPREHENSION.  BEFORE GOING ANY FURTHER, LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE MEANING OF APPREHENSION IN OUR WEBSTER DICTIONARY AND THE DAILY WISDOM WORDS MEANING.  

WEBSTER DEFINITION OF APPREHENSION-1.   ANXIETY OR FEAR THAT SOMETHING BAD WILL HAPPEN.  

DAILY WISDOM WORD DEFINITION OF APPREHENSION-WHAT WE FEEL WHEN WE BEGIN TO REALIZE THE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF LIFE.

APPREHENSION IS PREVALENT RIGHT NOW.  WE CAN’T HELP BUT EXPERIENCE IT WITH OUR CURRENT SITUATION.  AT FIRST, WHEN WE FOUND OUT WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC, WE STAYED IN SHOCK.  SHOCK IS THE FIRST FEELING WE HAVE, AND IT IS OUR MIND AND BODY’S WAY TO PROTECT US SO WE ARE NOT SO OVERWHELMED AS WE FACE THE TRUTH.  APPREHENSION IS SCARY IN MANY WAYS.  PART OF APPREHENSION IS ACCEPTING CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES YOU HAVE NO POWER OR CONTROL OVER.  RIGHT NOW, REALITY IS JUST HITTING ME WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS.  MANY PEOPLE COMPARE IT TO THE FLU, WHICH EVERY YEAR WE HAVE A VACCINE FOR.  WHAT THEY DO NOT REALIZE, IS COVID-19 IS TWICE AS EASY TO SPREAD.  THIS IS WHAT MAKES COVID-19 SO VERY DANGEROUS AND FILLS US WITH APPREHENSION.

WHEN WE ARE EXPERIENCING APPREHENSION, WE ARE FILLED WITH FEAR AS WELL.  APPREHENSION IS ESPECIALLY FELT WHEN WE ARE NO LONGER IN CONTROL OF SOMETHING AND THERE IS LITTLE WE CAN DO TO CHANGE IT.  IF YOU ARE NATURALLY NOT A TRUSTWORTHY PERSON, APPREHENSION IS FELT TO SOME DEGREE ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU ARE NOT IN CONTROL OF.  I HAVE A TENDENCY NOT TO LIFT THE ROCK UP TOO HIGH AND LOOK AT WHAT IS UNDERNEATH IT.  I THINK THIS IS MY WAY OF ACCEPTING THE TRUTH, WITH AS MUCH INFORMATION I AM ABLE TO COPE WITH.  

WHAT ARE THE THINGS CAUSING MOST OF OUR APPREHENSION WITH THIS DISEASE?  1.  MOST OF US HAVE NEVER BEEN IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC BEFORE.  2.  IN ORDER TO AVOID THE VIRUS, THE MOST EFFECTIVE THING YOU CAN DO IS WASH YOUR HANDS FOR TWENTY SECONDS WITH SOAP AND WATER.  ALL THE STORES SEEM TO BE SOLD OUT OF CLEANING SUPPLIES AND ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP.  3.  WE WORRY ABOUT WHEN CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CHANGE FOR THE POSITIVE.  4.  IF WE ARE ALONE, WE ARE FILLED WITH A HIGHER LEVEL OF FEAR AND APPREHENSION.  WE DO NOT HAVE ANYONE TO TURN TO AND SPEND MOST OF OUR TIME ALONE.  5.  SOME DECISIONS WE TAKE FOR GRANTED ARE NO LONGER POSSIBLE TO AVOID THIS DISEASE FROM SPREADING.  6.  “SOCIAL DISTANCING” IS ALSO ISOLATING YOURSELF.  A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DEPRESSION OCCURS WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT NOT SEEING YOUR FAMILY AND FEAR SETS IN EVEN DEEPER. 

*ADVICE-1.  KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR MIND OCCUPIED.  CLEAN OUT CLOSETS, WRITE THAT BOOK YOU’VE BEEN PLANNING.  3.  MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO NOT ALLOW YOUR MIND TO DRIFT FROM THINKING ONLY OF “THE PRESENT”.  WHEN WE THINK OF THE PAST, WE FEEL ANGRY WONDERING WHAT MORE OUR GOVERNMENT COULD HAVE DONE TO BE PREPARED.  WHEN WE THINK OF THE FUTURE, IT IS UNKNOWN FOR ALL OF US AT THIS TIME.  DO YOUR BEST TO STAY POSITIVE.  TAKE SHORT WALKS AVOIDING CROWDS IF YOUR STILL ABLE.  MANY CITIES ARE ON LOCKDOWN.  THIS MEANS THAT THERE ARE STRICT RULES ABOUT GOING OUTSIDE.  EXERCISE OF ANY FORM WILL CREATE SEROTONIN.  THIS IS OUR GOOD MOOD CHEMICAL IN OUR BRAIN AND IT WILL HELP US TO COPE WITH THE UNKNOWN WHICH IS WHERE OUR APPREHENSION STEMS FROM.  MOST OF ALL, DO YOUR PART.  THIS MAY MEAN WRITING SOMETHING THAT HELPS OTHERS.  THIS MAY MEAN TAKING GROCERIES IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE HIGH-RISK CATEGORY TO THOSE IN NEED.  USE COMMON SENSE. 

THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING ABOUT APPREHENSION TODAY.  EVERY DAY, I WILL DO MY BEST TO WRITE HELPFUL POSTS AND CONTINUE TO FOLLOW MY OWN ADVICE AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

SAMANTHA LEBOEUF/DAILY WISDOM WORDS

 

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