Worried? Stressed? Anxious? Let’s examine those feelings

I am going to start this blog with an article you should all read. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/26/smarter-living/the-difference-between-worry-stress-and-anxiety

We at times have all  felt worried, stressed and anxious. The New York Times article helps us to understand why and when we have these emotions.

Right now we as a nation are worried if we and/or our loved ones are in danger of getting the Corona virus.  We have been instructed how to protect ourselves. However those of us who suffer from worry/stress/anxiety may over worry. Those who suffer from addiction may rationalize “I need a drink” to calm down. Deep down you know that it is just another excuse to drink. It may be a good time to get in touch with Women For Sobriety, Alcoholics Anonymous, In The Rooms. Just do it. Even if you are still drinking they will welcome you. It is a beginning. Be good to yourself.

This also may be a good time to voice the serenity prayer:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.