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Are You Feeling the Negative Effects of Watching the News? Here are 4 Tips for Feeling Grounded and Empowered Again
Watching the news and reading the latest headlines can feel like you’re wading through a cesspool of negativity.
You’re exposed to everything going wrong in the world — COVID-19, racial injustices, and horrific crimes — and you might be consuming this daily.
Slowly, your joy turns into irritability. Optimism morphs into hopelessness. And a pessimistic lens distorts your worldview.
But you don’t have to let this negativity consume your daily life. Even amid the tragedy highlighted in the media, you can still emerge feeling fulfillment and empowerment.
“I’m so overwhelmed”
Lately, it seems like this is the prevalent thought occupying space in your mind throughout the day. With all that’s going on in the world, it’s natural to feel your stress levels rising. But it doesn’t help when there’s already so much on your plate!
Running errands. Looking after the kids. Finding work/life balance (especially if you’re working from home). Now, you might be feeling distressed by the latest news surrounding COVID-19 and social unrest.
The cycle repeats with barely a moment to breathe and center yourself and eventually, signs of burnout start to settle in.
When you’re feeling this way, it’s time to rely on your support systems.
We recently passed the halfway point of 2020 and it feels like so much has happened.
A global pandemic? Mandated quarantine? Business shutdowns?
One year ago today, there was no predicting all the challenges we’d have to overcome.
Now, businesses are reopening and people are going out again. That means finally leaving your home for social and recreational activities.
Sounds exciting, right?
But the thing is, there is so much we don’t know yet. Coronavirus stress is real and you might be feeling anxious about the changes and uncertainties to come.
My intention is to help you move forward courageously, even when the future is uncertain.
You might wish there was more time in the day to get everything done.
But here’s the real problem.
If you’re not managing your time properly by getting the right things done, more time would do little to ease your stress.
Instead of wishing for more time, the trick is getting better at utilizing the time you already have. That means learning how to use your time effectively.
Here’s how to do that in three easy steps…
Do these uncertain times have you feeling more on edge than usual?
… If anxiety is keeping you up at night…
… If you’re afraid to leave your home…
… If you’re feeling helpless in the face of this global pandemic …
You may be experiencing coronavirus stress.
Coronavirus stress can take a severe toll on your well-being — but only if you allow it. The tips in this article will support you during these stressful times and keep you grounded.
Imagine a world that is more loving, more compassionate, and more forgiving. There is less racial injustice. Communities and people from different backgrounds embrace each other. Everybody is treated equally under the law and in reality.
It almost seems like a utopia too good to be true, right?
Yet, it’s a mission that is just and worth standing for. I believe compassion is the key to manifesting a world that is freer and more equitable. But before we can change society, we must start with ourselves. Enriching the lives of the people within your community begins with having compassion for yourself.