Rumors of war! Fires spreading triumphantly across lands all over the world! A White House, that seems to be more like a sitcom made from hell and then… US… Powerlessly watching while things fall to Shit.
Excuse my language, but that; is to me… The reality of the times we are living in.
If you are sitting on your couch or bed, tirelessly watching the news and feeling anxious over the fact that the news… Never seems to be good news… STOP.
Turn off the worry and turn on a little bit if F*ck it and here’s why:
Unless there is something that you can do to change it… There is nothing you can do to change it…
I stopped watching the news a long time ago… It is not that I don’t care about what is happening around the world… It is not that I don’t care about my country… It is not that I don’t want to be up to date on all that is happening… Because I do stay current… By word of mouth!
I’m not concerned about misinterpretations because I speak to several people about current happenings. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the secondary trauma that people are willing to endure by watching death, fire, impeachment drama and discussions of pending World War III!… Then relaying the information to me.
And Trauma… Is exactly what it is!
All of us as humans have these built in defense mechanisms that help us to navigate life, keep us safe and with the overall goal to keep us alive.
Our brains are wired to remember things that could cause a threat in any form and stores these cues for a later date. The response that is evoked by these cues that are stored is what leads to anxiety, depression and various other mental health concerns.
So what are you saying???
I am saying that constant exposure to bad shit… evokes a traumatic response to your body… Putting you in a constant state of angst and preventing you from living the happy life that we all deserve to live.
When people see the things that are happening all around the world… They are forced to question how this will effect them… How this will effect their family… Then as a natural defense, wanting to protect… You begin to feel defeated because you instinctually want to be able to do something to ensure your safety and survival and the safety and survival of those you love.
Here is why you should not worry: Asking these simple questions.
1. Can I change anything?
2. Can I do anything?
3. Can I help in any way?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then by all means do what you can… and solicit the help of others who can also make a difference. (Me included). This can be in the form of support groups for family members of people who are sent overseas. This can be counsel for those who are veterans suffering with mental health needs who for whatever reasons are not connected to therapy services.
Mental Health is how I earn my living five days a week. I then write for pleasure. I would absolutely love to help in ANY capacity with any endeavor that would benefit those who need help.
My hope is that we all feel the same… That we recognize our limitations and do what we can… Then leave it to God.
If you do not believe in God… Maybe you should consider developing a relationship with God while there is still time. (I am not forcing anything on anyone) I totally get the trends regarding us being one with the universe… Us being Gods and Godesses ourselves… And oh, what a beautiful notion.
Those who are advanced on their spiritual journey will tell you that instead, we are linked to God/Source. Made in God’s image. Connected to the same consciousness. With differing variations of the same divine being taught all throughout the world.
Us also being divine… As we are connected to the divine.
I am not going to preach about that… Will save it for another blog and another day!
In the end, whether we get blown to smithereens or continue to live to enjoy another day… I hope that you do just that.. ENJOY, another day.
Signs that you are generating a trauma response: Constant worrying, lack of sleep, decreased appetite, bouts of anger, sadness or withdrawal. Withdrawal from others, from activities, from family and friends… Thoughts of harming self or others. Fear of what your day will hold.
Keep reading… For support…
For supportive resources, Please scroll down further
If you or someone you know is suicidal, please contact 1800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Hotline)
If you feel depressed and are not sure what to do about it… Please do not keep this to yourself. Contact your local CSB (Community Services Board) to seek help.
The truth of the matter is, that we all sometimes become sad… It is the chronic sadness that is life altering and effects not just us, but everyone around us.
Chin up* Better days are coming! I believe that…
I want you to believe it also.