Feeling Anxious About Coronavirus? Words of Hope from Celebrity Pastors and Motivational Speakers – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

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Fears about coronavirus are gripping the world. Right now, you might feel like getting in your bed and hiding under the covers. Fortunately, there are timely messages out there that can help you get through this and whatever else might be concerning you. Here are words of hope from celebrity pastors and motivational speakers to help you survive another week.

Joel Osteen

In a sermon titled Peaceful on Purpose, Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church, says its important to make sure you stay away from anything that is robbing you of peace. If negative people or the news is making you feel anxious, make a point to distance yourself from that person or limit the amount of news youre consuming.

You have to protect your peace, says Osteen in his message. You werent created to live worried, uptight, on edge. This is the reason many people have health issues. Osteen recommends not trying to figure everything out and worrying to the point of illness.

Tony Robbins

Motivational speaker Tony Robbins advises those who are struggling with an unfortunate situation to focus on the things that are going right in their lives. Although times are scary, if you reframe the situation and instead take stock of whats going well for you, this can calm your nerves and even help you devise a plan to deal with your challenge. Establish the habit of noticing what you do have instead of what you dont have, says Robbins in a video titled A Habit of Positive Thinking.

Noticing whats great about a situation instead of whats not great, continues Robbins. Focusing on solutions instead of problems. Thats what changes your life.

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle, mindfulness expert and author of The Power of Now, says its OK to be afraid, but it can cause problems if you feed the fear. If there is fear, one important thing is to direct your attention to it, you acknowledge that theres fear, says Tolle during a talk he gave on breaking free from fear and anxiety.

Tolle also says after you acknowledge the fear, its helpful to be aware of the thoughts connected to the fear. What are you thinking thats making you feel afraid? What are the thoughts that your mind is producing while youre feeling the fear? Is it possible that some of the thoughts youre thinking frequently produce the fear? says Tolle. Heres what he had to say in his talk about facing fear and taking control of it:

Excessive thought activity often creates scenarios of things going wrong that are not happening now, may never happen, and often probably will never happen. And even if it did happen the actual situation would actually be easier to face than the imaginary situation in your mind because theres nothing you can do, no action you can take to remedy an imaginary situation, except to stop thinking it. But if an actual situation arises, you face it and you give it your attention, and you take the action you need to take.

TD Jakes

During times of crisis, its easy to go over every bad thing that could happen. However, TD Jakes, pastor of The Potters House, warns against thinking yourself to death by worrying and focusing on the problem. In his sermon Do Not Worry, He recommends correcting your focus instead of dwelling on the negative event. This way, youll be able to think clearly and find ways to overcome whatever situation youre facing.

It will be hard to get your work done or engage in self-care if youre worried. According to TD Jakes, your mind is your power, and your power is your mind. Protect your power source so you can be effective on the job and at home.

Read more: T.D. Jakes Book Crushing: What to Do When Your World Falls Apart

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