5 Ways To Relieve Stress Caused By World Events

No more compromising your mental health

5 Ways To Relieve Stress Caused By World Events
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Feeling weighed down by excessive news reports, social media, and life in general?

Me too.

In the midst of a pandemic, protests, and the obstacles of everyday life. It is much easier to become overwhelmed with the circumstances we are living in today.

Stress eating has become my new reality. Others have been living with crippling anxiety that they can't shake. This new onset of pressure can effect your work, relationships, and your mental health.

What effects has this had on you?

Often times we feel like we have to decide between being informed with world events or our peace of mind.

Today marks the last day of having to choose.

Here are my top 5 ways to stay sane during this time. Just doing one of these suggestions can greatly improve your state of mind.

1. Turn off the news for a day

Watching the news for prolonged periods of time can make you feel like a bucket of rocks have been thrown at you. Its great to stay informed but sometimes its necessary to disconnect, even if its for a short while.

2. Diffuse the BOMB

Instead of blowing up, release the pressure in a way that's healthy for you.

You can choose to write down your feelings or paint out doors. Create a song or dance terribly to music. It's important to express the way you feel so that those feelings are not bottled up inside. This is a great way to distract yourself and put your energy into something that produces positive results.

3. Pray and Meditate

When you pray and/or meditate, it feels like the whole world stops. This is your safe space. Disconnect from the world and enjoy uninterrupted silence. Believe it or not, you will come out feeling refreshed and lighter.

4. Cry if you need

I don't know who needs to hear this, but it is okay to cry.

Crying is not a sign of fragility, but it is a sign that you have been strong for too long.

It's okay not to be okay. Holding back tears can do more damage than letting the salty water run free. Sometimes you just have to let the waterworks flow. Your shower, parked car, or anywhere you feel safe are all great places to be vulnerable.

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5. Celebrate the positives

It may not feel like it, but there are so many good things going on in the world. Make the small things that are going right, a big deal!

Be Intentional with your time.

Spend time with your family/friends and reconnect with the things that matter on purpose. Life can be unpredictable, so live in the beauty of today.

From today on, i want you to guard your mental health at all costs. Don't underestimate the power of disconnecting and reconnecting to sources of love, peace,and happiness.

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