Unless you are living under 2 rocks and a plastic bag, you know that the world is full of bad, sad, and generally depressing things right now (perhaps this has always been the case, but that’s an argument for another day). It feels like it’s becoming more and more difficult to have a conversation without it becoming politically charged and/ or ugly in a very short period of time.
So what does one do to retain their sanity? Burying your head in the sand isn’t the answer. It’s incumbent on us as citizens to be informed about our nation and our planet. But watching the news – any news- is enough to make anyone wish for the swift release of Armageddon. We could only talk to people we agree with, but in reality that’s only a slight variation on burying your head in the sand. We could self – soothe with booze, pot, Xanax, etc. But that’s a temporary solution and not a very healthy (or maybe even legal) one at that. We could agree with everyone – no matter how insane- and never ruffle any feathers. But that’s being untruthful and turning a blind eye to real issues that deserve our time and attention.
So, how do you cope? What do you do for self-care/ stress release/ sanity retention? No, seriously- what do you do? I’m looking for answers for myself as well as my readers and humanity in general.
Please share your best (ideally healthy) tips for how you cope with living in this crazy world. Do you color? Do you meditate? What works for you? We are all in this together, so let’s help each other out!