You can also catch it from just reading, watching, or listening to something.
In 39 milliseconds, you have it… and you didn’t even see it coming!
Coronavirus? Nope. That is certainly serious, and you absolutely want to do everything you can to avoid catching or spreading it. I do not want to minimize the risks of this pandemic.
But that is not the contagion I am focusing on here.
This contagion is fear and anxiety. Yes, you can catch fear. Yes, you can catch anxiety. And you can also spread them.
Humans have a natural wiring (we share it with the animals at the watering hole… and all the others) to pick up on fear and anxiety.
Many times, people have said, “Should I panic over this?” The “this” has been lots of different things. And my answer is always, “Panic is never a better option. Should you respond? Should you choose an action? Yes. Panic? No.”
That is easier said than done. But on this episode of the Thriveology Podcast, I share why fear/anxiety is contagious, along with how to limit the infection. Listen below.