Don’t panic, you can conquer fear and Covid-19
When fear flies out the window, you can conquer anything that holds you back. You are more loved and more resilient than you know.
Can you imagine choosing to live in fear or pain? An interesting thought, you say? Well, how many of us remain stuck in that place. We experience setbacks, negative news or go through hardships, and we become stuck in that place. We expect healing to appear through circumstances or other people, but it doesn’t work that way. Our ability to heal depends on our own choices. When we take responsibility for our lives, then transformation happens.
Think about it for a moment, what holds you back from letting go and walking in full health, even restoration in your life and possibly your relationships, dear one?
F E A R
That’s the answer: FEAR
Fear is a liar and a thief. I’ve seen it in my own life and presently around the world. During December 2020 and into the new year, both my husband and I contracted Covid-19. It is the one test you don’t want to receive a positive result. We had very different physical symptoms, but the one thing that we both had in common was a lack of fear. Not because we are special, but because we had worked at conquering fear consistently over the past five years.
Fear will show up in every single one of our lives – but in different forms. For me, it emerged with a home invasion that launched a full-on fear-attack into our lives. For others, it is fear of failure or fear of not being enough or even fear of contamination.
What do you want?
You want your joy back?
You want your freedom back?
You want your passion back?
You want your health back?
One thing that we noticed was that after we had finished our time in isolation and emerged into society again when we told others we had Covid, they involuntarily took a step back. I heard the voice of fear all around me and saw it in the eyes of those I look into.
Should you receive the news that you are Covid positive, be at peace. God is with you and you are not alone. The thing is that fear has several side-effects like some of the medication we take.
- Increased stress and anxiety
- Compromised immune system
- Lack of clarity of thought
- Unusual decision-making
- Elevated heart-rate (even trouble breathing because of stress which can be misinterpreted for other symptoms)
- Further isolation (emotional and mental)
These are no good, dear friends.
And so, I’m writing this post to share with you a few tactics to overcome Covid-19 (physically, emotionally and mentally). This is what Neil, and I did over the course of a couple of weeks (and we are still taking our vitamins and diffusing the oils). I’d like to mention that I am not a medical practitioner, therefore, please seek medical advice for your specific symptoms.
But let’s dive in.
What can you do to conquer fear and Covid-19?
- Follow your doctor’s advice. Listen to wise counsel.
- Take your vitamins (go on the advice of your doctor, but we took Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin D in the form of sitting in the sun)
- Wash your hands and practice good hygiene
- We used Dottera oils in the form of rubbing them on the back of our neck and diffusing them in the room. I found relief by dropping a few drops of their product called Breathe on my chest while I was showering. We used Breathe, OnGuard, Peppermint & Oregano (a drop in water), orange and lemon. They brought physical and emotional comfort.
- We took a product called NAD and MCT oil to restore energy.
- Painkillers such as Panado and Disprin.
- I used products recommended by my doctor for sinus congestion and my cough
- We walked around every few hours, lay on our stomach, took our heart-rate and measured our respiration rate at times.
- We found coffee also helped – yay for that!
- The Doterra oils helped here too
- We spoke about what we were feeling (find someone to talk to)
- We took the pressure off ourselves and relaxed.
- I followed the advice of my doctor. There is so much conflicting advice out there. Dear friends, be careful who you listen to. Pick one or two people who are filled with wisdom and follow their counsel.
- I don’t know about you, but I felt really foggy mentally and so I watched loads of movies (especially those feel-good ones)
- I slept and rested
- When I was up to it, I read novels – no deep thinking for a week or so for me.
- I read Scripture and played soaking worship music.
- We gave ourselves space mentally, took all the pressure off.
Romans 8:38,39 reads, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Isn’t that a great comfort? When fear raises its ugly head, turn to God and allow His love to comfort you.
On the back foot
Entering 2021 and feeling like we were on the back foot wasn’t ideal, but that’s life. I chose to adapt, and you can too. Things might not look how you wanted them to. Let’s face it, it doesn’t look at all how we had planned, but that’s ok.
Grieve your losses, embrace love and adapt. Start again…That’s how you build resilience. And so, every year, I pick one word to shape my year. Can you guess what it is, it is ‘adapt’. What is your one word? How have you managed to face 2020 and prepare for 2021?
Are you looking for a boost? A transformation out of fear and into courage & love?
Because of this, I’d like to offer you a sweet deal. My fresh course, Courageous Living, is 50% off until the end of January. Take advantage of this offer and walk into 2021 with a fresh perspective. You can do the course at your own pace and in the comfort of your home.
Please comment and let me know what you have done to either overcome Covid-19, support someone who has had it or what you plan to do to thrive in 2021. I really want to hear from you.