I’ve noticed a theme in many of my sessions recently – this new presidency is triggering anxiety and panic attacks. Many people can’t help but be glued to the news, reading article after article, like when you can’t take your eyes off a tragic car accident. That’s when panic strikes and anxiety levels heighten.
Do you stop reading and ignore what’s going on around you? Or do you continue to torture yourself and succumb to the endless reading materials on the current state of affairs?
Know your limits. If you can only handle 2 hours of current events, cut yourself off before it gets any worse.
Positive news. Try reading “A+,” a website that promotes positive journalism to inspire social and personal change. I stumbled upon it the other week and find it to be a feel good, easy read. www.aplus.com
Another similar site is Huffington Post’s Good News.
Move a muscle, change a thought. A client used this phrase and it stuck with me. Does the political climate evoke a bunch of emotions in you? Take that energy and do something about it. One idea is to try www.dailyaction.org. By texting “DAILY” to 228466 (A-C-T-I-O-N) and entering your zip code, you will get one text a day about a local urgent issue and instructions on what you can do about it.