Your Heart Knows: How to Stay Peaceful in These Troubled Political Times by Gail Harris

Motherhood
11 months ago
Your Heart Knows: How to Stay Peaceful in These Troubled Political Times

With the political climate these days, I’m torn between keeping abreast and taking space. I’m compelled to check my news apps every night, wanting to know what’s going on, yet knowing it only drains my positive, loving energy and affects my sleep. Sometimes, I give in. Others, I refrain, and am so glad I did.

The point is: right now, if you don’t consciously choose not to get drawn in – and be affected negatively – you probably will. We must choose when we really need to know and when we need not to. I have a list of options to choose from when my heart says no:

  • Read a great novel
  • Hang with my son
  • Meditate
  • Close my eyes and feel my breath
  • Remember that light is stronger than dark, and trust that it is so

So, make a list like me – and stick to it. Or ask your heart in the moment.

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Donna John
I feel you, @gailharris. I want to watch the news to stay informed, but find my blood pressure rising as I do. So it's a good reminder to take a break from it completely and do things we love.
Gail Harris
Thanks for commiserating. As I said, it's really been an issue for me. But our heart knows. Thanks as always for your help and support.
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I'm right there with you, Gail Harris and @donna. Tips like these, and those from Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead, truly help keep the focus on the positive. Thank you!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Thank you, Elisa All Schmitz 30SecondMom ! And thanks for this important reminder, Gail Harris ! I think I need to make time for some fiction and some quiet time, too.
Gail Harris
I've also needed to limit Facebook time a bit Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead Elisa All Schmitz 30SecondMom Really stay focused on the positive when I'm on and don't click news links. 😎

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