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Feeling frustrated? Act on it!

By SANDY LONG
Posted 3/16/21

Unusually high temperatures during the second week of March have ignited spring fever in many of us. Although it’s a welcome relief from the cabin fever fostered by the taxing weather …

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Feeling frustrated? Act on it!

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Unusually high temperatures during the second week of March have ignited spring fever in many of us. Although it’s a welcome relief from the cabin fever fostered by the taxing weather experienced this winter, we still face weeks of plunging temperatures, as well as potential snow and ice events. While spring officially arrives on Saturday, March 20, wintry conditions often linger through April in the Upper Delaware River region.

Combined with the need for continuing restrictions as we stay the course in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, countless reports of people struggling with depression and anxiety flood our awareness. Depression is exacerbated by inactivity, and anxiety amps up with loop-like obsessive thinking patterns. Both can be improved with one practice: taking action.

Simple as that sounds, the effects can be profound. The challenge lies in finding the right fit for your focus. Check out the photo captions in this column for several suggestions for consideration.

While practicing continued patience with the seasonal progression and the pandemic’s playout, harness your power to make a difference by adopting one new action and putting it into play now.

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