PANIC

COVID-19 BRINGS IT, PANIC.  PANIC IS ALMOST A PART OF WHAT WE ARE ALL EXPERIENCING TO ONE DEGREE WITH THE CURRENT WORLD SITUATION DEALING WITH THE CURRENT PANDEMIC.  IT IS STRANGE HOW NAIVE I WAS AS RECENTLY AS TWO MONTHS AGO.  I REMEMBER THE DATE, MARCH 7TH.  I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I REMEMBER THE DATE OF OUR TICKETS DEPARTING FROM DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO BOISE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  WE WERE ON A PLANE TO IDAHO GOING TO VISIT OUR DAUGHTER.  NEWS WAS JUST STARTING TO INFILTRATE THE NETWORKS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS  NOW MOST OFTEN REFERRED TO AS COVID-19.  I REMEMBER MY DAUGHTER BEING A FAIRLY NEW MOTHER, WARNING US OF THIS VIRUS SHE HAD BEEN RECENTLY HEARING ABOUT THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SERIOUS AND ME THINKING TO MYSELF SHE WAS WORRYING WAY TOO MUCH DUE TO THE LACK OF INFORMATION WE HAD YET TO FIND OUT AND HOW SHE WAS PROCESSING IT DUE TO HER BEING NEW AT MOTHERHOOD. 

BEFORE GOING ANY FURTHER, LET US TAKE A LOOK AT THE DEFINITION OF PANIC AND WHAT IT MEANS NOT ONLY IN THE WEBSTER DICTIONARY AND OUR DAILY WISDOM WORDS DEFINITION.  

WEBSTER DEFINITION OF PANIC-SUDDEN UNCONTROLLABLE FEAR OF ANXIETY, OFTEN CAUSING WILDLY UNTHINKING BEHAVIOR.  2.  A FRENZIED, HURRY TO DO SOMETHING

DAILY WISDOM WORD DEFINITION OF PANIC-FEELING OUT OF CONTROL OF OURSELVES OR CIRCUMSTANCES OUT OF OUR CONTROL AS WE PERCEIVE THEM. 

PANIC NOW SEEMS TO RULE THE WORLD.  I AM A PERSON WHO HAS A HIGH ANXIETY LEVEL ANYWAY WITHOUT ANYTHING TO BE ANXIOUS ABOUT.  UP UNTIL ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO, I USED TO WORK OUT FOUR TO SIX DAYS A WEEK TO MANAGE THIS.  I ALSO HAVE TAKEN AN ANTI-ANXIETY MEDICINE AT NIGHT TO HELP ME SLEEP SINCE I WAS APPROXIMATELY 20 YEARS OLD.  FEAR, WHEN EXPERIENCED WITH A FEELING OF NO CONTROL, LEADS TO PANIC.  PANIC CAN EVEN LEAD TO AN EVENTUAL “PANIC ATTACK” WHEN EXPERIENCED WHEN ONE LOSES CONTROL OVER THEIR FEELING.  PANIC ATTACKS CAN ALSO OCCUR FOR NO APPARENT REASON AND INCLUDE A WIDE VARIETY OF PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS INCLUDING RACING HEARTBEAT, UNEVEN FAST BREATHING, AND PERSPIRING PROFUSELY.  MENTAL CONDITIONS INCLUDE INTIMACY DISTANCING, RACING PULSE.  

I FIND MYSELF FEELING PANIC COME ON WORSE THAN EVER.  I HAVE HAD PANICKY FEELINGS BEFORE, BUT NOW, I REALIZE IT IS EASIER TO TURN EVERYTHING OFF AND STAY INDOORS THAN IT WILL EVER BE TO START THINGS UP AGAIN.  WE CAN NEVER FORGET WHAT HAS HAPPENED WITH THIS PANDEMIC.  WE ARE MUCH CLOSER TO THE NEXT ONE THAN WE KNOW.  THE GOOD NEWS IS WE CAN. BE PREPARED FOR IT, IF WE PLAN FOR IT, NOW.  PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND LET US KNOW IF YOUR FEELING THIS WAY AS WELL WHERE IS SAYS JOIN THE DISCUSSION BELOW.  

SAMANTHA LEBOEUF/DWW

 

 

 

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