There’s a lot of fear and anxiety out in the world right now.
The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, was recently been labeled as a “pandemic” by the World Health Organization (WHO). Starting in Wuhan, China, the virus has spread to multiple countries across the world, including the United States. Stores, restaurants, and businesses are temporarily shutting down. Schools everywhere have moved online, and people are practicing social distancing.
If you’ve watched the news or been on the internet in the past month, you’ve read the headlines. While some of them are informative, others induce panic and fear, and the fear is going viral. Maybe you find yourself stuck at home, scrolling through never-ending headlines and news reports, and you’ve never been more anxious in your life.
How can we best be leaders in a time like this? How do we keep ourselves from panicking while having the correct response to a crisis?
There’s two pandemics in the world right now: The coronavirus and anxiety. There’s doctors, researchers, and health professionals all over the world working on solving the first, and it’s up to us to keep the second under control.
I’ve got Dr. Jud Brewer on The School of Greatness today to give us 3 ways to keep anxiety from going viral.