Keep Calm & Carry On
Are you feeling a bit down or overwhelmed lately? Me too.
Donald J. Trump is president. We knew this days was coming. Reluctantly. Despite releasing his First 100 Days Manifesto months ago, no one was actually prepared for the veracity of his agenda, nor the impact of his pursuits.
Now at little under a month into these 100 days, it feels like our brains are on complete overload from the constant news cycle, of policies imcrochIng upon our normalcy. Each day producing what seems at first sight as a parody headline, only to be confronted with the real life consequences; example, the Muslim Ban. We're collectively, one part overwhelmed, another part intrigued.
While you try to chose when to be outraged or entertained, you may feel like you're under a bit of political fatigue. So what does one do to combat sensory overload and maintain our sanity in the time of Trump?
For those engaging on social media, know when to respond, be mindful of what to share. Set boundaries when digesting political news. Know when to turn the channel or click the 'X'.
2. Set boundaries
for those engaging on social media, know when to respond, be mindful of what to share. Set boundarie when digesting political news. Know when to turn the channel or click the 'X'.
There is solace in silence. These are the hardest times to focus. I try to find time within my day to pause, and give attention to your body and breathing. Adding meditation to your day is said to improve focus and largely impacts your happiness. For those new to meditation, I recommend the app, Headspace.
4. Learn about ways you can help the community
Volunteering is a great way to feel impactful in times when you feel helpless. Whether it is going thru your closet and giving away clothes or spending your Saturday morning at a soup kitchen, every little bit can help.
5. Take time to enjoy your hobbies
Get out of your head for a moment. Take pleasure in something that brings you joy. Get out the house. Open that book collecting dust
6. Be compassionate
There are a lot of people who can use an ear to listen, or a friendly hug. We have to be there for one another. Instead of encouraging more division, let's find a more empathetic approach to the current unrest.
I don't have all the answers, however I hope my advice resonates and helps you find peace of mind.