Are you obsessing about the storm and the election? Here are some tips on how to do it properly from @pourmecoffee’s mom:
As a service to many who are struggling to properly obsess over both the election and hurricane, I have consulted with my mom, a recognized Thought Leader in the field.
Key concepts – read full explanation here.:
Focus is the enemy of anxiety.
It can be difficult to effectively worry about a large number of discrete items.
Bad things happen to good people is not a lament; it’s a coda.
•Build your network.
Surrounding yourself with positive, well-adjusted people can shine a light on your sadness and turn your paralysis into positive action.
•Think globally, obsess locally.
Don’t limit yourself to problems in your area or that you have anything to do with or can do anything at all about.
•Conclusion: Sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to stay overwhelmed. Don’t let that happen to you. Plan ahead and you will join the gloomy ranks of Master Worriers.
Or perhaps as an antidote say this prayer from A New Zealand Prayer Book based on Psalm 127:2
It is but lost labor
that we haste to rise up early
and so late take rest,
and eat the bread of anxiety.
For those beloved of God
are given gifts even while they sleep.