"Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.”
As many around the world keep up with the latest on COVID-19 and prepare for the worst, now is a great time to remember: to panic is not a strategy.
If you're worried about COVID-19, the absolute best thing you can do is prepare in a calm and rationale manner. No need to shout apocalypse from the roof tops. No need to stay glued to your phone 24/7 only to further strengthen your fears.
Share your reasoning and own preparation with those you love, and do your best to stay calm and level headed.
Could COVID-19 ultimately become one of the worst health disasters the world has even seen? Perhaps.
Could we quickly figure out a way to stop it from spreading and prevent more harm? That's possible to.
You and I ultimately don't know how the COVID-19 will play out, but panicking is counter productive.
If you're concerned about the potential impact on you and the rest of the world, you should absolutely take every precaution you believe necessary.
Stay up to date with the latest. Get news from a variety of reputable sources. Hedge against a few months of a disrupted way of living.
Uncertainty often leads to panic. And panic often makes everything worse.