A reflection on anxiety during bushfire season.

Bushfires are scary as well as deadly.

Bushfires are scary as well as deadly.

Today has been rough. Bushfire season has started early here in Australia, and honestly it's a huge anxiety trigger for me.  

The sound of the sirens, the ping when the fire ready app reports an incident near me... and the news, the constant reports of fires all over the country. Honestly it's terrifying. It's true that the information is vital and saves lives, so the answer is certainly not to hide from it.  

But the what is the answer to surviving bushfire season with minimal anxiety? Is there one? If there is, it's currently beyond me.  

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