Tsunamis. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Fires. Terrorist attacks. Wars. And now Ebola. It’s virtually impossible to pick up a newspaper or turn on the television without some disaster, disease or pestilence gripping you with fear.
Many of the news reports we read, watch and hear are legitimate and worthy of concern. Some, however, are generated by those who simply want to take advantage of the world’s increasingly fearful point of view. Let’s face it: Fear sells
But we can’t just blame external forces. A substantial amount of fear is self-generated by our own psyches: We truly can be our own worst enemies.
How to fight fear:
- Don’t let fear cloud your thinking
- Face fear
- Focus on past glories
- Turn off the tube
- Get adjusted