"You’re hardwired to overestimate threats and underestimate your ability to handle them—all in the name of survival." Forbes
The human brain has not significantly changed in 200,000 years. Fortunately we can upgrade our software.
Self awareness and conscious decision making is central to doing so.
COVID19 is triggering all sorts of primal emotions. That is to be expected. But we have a choice about what to do in response to these feelings.
As Harvard's Susan A. David, Ph.D. says "emotions are data not direction".
We get to choose the direction of how we respond to our emotions. Our emotions don't do the choosing.
No need to stress. Choose well and progress.