The world is a crazy place! We can be told that the chance of getting murdered, raped, or harmed in a terrorist attack are actually statistically small but that doesn't ease anxiety and fear.
Turn on the news, and you will see a lot of negative in the world around you. I want you to know that you do have some power and control over your own emotions. You can reduce these feelings of anxiety and fear for yourself and your loved ones.
3 Ways to feel more secure and safe:
1~ Stop fueling the fire of negative! What we focus on we expand so reduce the amount of time you are watching, reading, and interacting with the negative events. Get just enough information to be informed and then turn the TV off or put on something positive. Read only one or two articles in a day - don't let it consume you. Finally, do NOT post propaganda of any kind on your social media or interact with those who do post this kind of information. If you are the kind of person who feels the need to "educate" others on the reality of a situation, please understand that you are NOT educating anyone. Each person has their own beliefs, and a post on social media will not change anyone's point of view.
2~ Know who really matters to you in your life! Make a list of the people in your life that matter to you. We have a lot of people in our lives that are surface people. Surface people are the ones that we don't connect with at a deeper level. You need to know exactly who matters to you in your life so you can spend more energy on them and less energy on the surface people. Once you have your list made you need to take time each week to stay connected to each of those people. You may not have had contact with them for years, but that's okay - reach out to them now. If someone matters to you then they should know it! If something were to happen to you or someone who is important to you and you have been staying connected it is more comforting. Reach out and let others know they matter.
3~ Finally, Embrace the pain and bad things happening! Bad things will happen, and you have control over how you deal with this pain and negative events. Put joy back in your life no matter what is going on in the outside world! Here's my best mentor - Leo Buscaglia - watch and enjoy!!!