Fear Zone- this hit all of us at different times, in different ways. As you recall, mine culminated in chardonnay and purple hair, others in their own creative melt down's. I can say I never hoarded or complained all the time, but I surely did transmit fear and anger to my husband. I was guilty of forwarding as well.
Learning Zone- I feel like most of us are hanging out in this zone right now, and it's not the wrong place to be. I am in between Learning and Growth. Friday, I felt like I was in the growth zone and killing it and then one minor issue and whamo I am thrown back into fear zone. So it's a ping pong effect.
Looking at " I practice calmness, patience, relationships, and creativity," Well shit, let's be honest. I did not hang out there much before COVID19, so to ask that now?
I made this graphic my screen saver, "nerd alert," so I see if every morning and try to start my day and hang out in the growth zone as much as possible. When I get sucked back, I also realize this is temporary, and I will claw my way out of the fear zone.
Where are you? Also, what if you are in the growth zone and your partner is in the fear zone?
I took a break from my daily NPR and NY Times Podcasts, just too much right now. Last night I listened to Brene Brown's latest pod, Anxiety/Calm- Over/Under Functioning. It's a good one! Finding ways to stay positive, look forward are part of self-care!
And keep the humor coming!