I don’t know about you, but I’m finally beginning to recover from my post-election emotional hangover. Thank goodness!
Growing up in the DC area where everyone is incredibly well-informed, I watched all the sunday morning political shows with my family over breakfast every week.
I’ve always been passionate about social justice and find elections to be a fascinating snapshot of where we are as a nation.
However, striking a balance between being educated and staying elevatedduring this long election season has proven to be more difficult than I imagined, as much of news coverage has been terribly negative, filling people with fear, sadness, and anxiety.
I’m a sensitive soul (thank goodness), so last week I made a commitment to myself, for my own wellbeing and health of my personal relationships, to go on a “news cleanse” for 30 days.
Instead of waking up and immediately turning on the news (which has been my normal routine for a while now), I’m now listening to classical piano music and/or reading as I sip a hot cup of tea. I’m also catching up on movies and tv series that I’ve haven’t seen (there’s a lot). Of course, I’m still going to Yoga Sculpt and meditating regularly. I’m sure I’ll be scheduling additional acupuncture treatments and a massage, as well.
The difference in my mood has been remarkable, to say the least. It’s likely that I’ll resume watching the news in small doses again at some point, but you never know. I’ll reassess at the end of the 30 days and see how I feel.
I was very fortunate that politics were not discussed at my Thanksgiving dinner. It was such a blessing because I really needed a break! However, for many of you that might not have been the case.
If you’ve managed to keep yourself above the fray, good for you! Keep doing whatever you’ve been doing.
However, if you feel as though recent events are having a negative influence on your health and wellbeing. Try a “news cleanse” if you think it might help you stay high-vibe. It’s helping me so much and I encourage you to do whatever it takes to keep yourself high-vibe.
Lastly, in addition to being grateful that the election has provided us with an opportunity for the country to begin to heal some of our deepest wounds, I’m also grateful for the reminder that we must take responsibility for our own lives and our own happiness. This 30-day “news cleanse” is my way of reclaiming my joy and moving forward into a future of my own creation in a positive way.
Sending you love and light,
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