Imagine this: with everything going on socially and politically you’ve somehow learned to be stress free in your mind. Not that you’re desensitized to what is happening globally, but that you are able to manage whatever “so-called” negative feelings or thoughts that you experience.
Regardless of which way your political opinions lean, the barrage of information can be overwhelming. We know from science that high levels of stress have been proven to lead to physical issues that can derail your sense of safety and or happiness. For example, In a study conducted by the American Psychological Association, it revealed that 66% of Americans have cited direct links between world politics (more specifically American politics) and their heightened stress levels. In addition to politics, stress has increased dramatically amongst communities due to racial tensions, COVID-19 restrictions, finances, and fear of uncertainty.
In the eutaptics® FasterEFT™ Community we have a belief that if we are experiencing discomfort or overwhelm, often what is triggering us on the surface is not what the real problem is. Below we are going to address three of the more common problems with the political craziness we see unfolding today and what we can do to find the calm within yourself.
It’s totally normal to want to stay “in the know” about what’s going on, but how many nights have you found yourself up past your bedtime jumping from Facebook to Instagram to this news outlet to that news outlet? How many conversations have you had with friends or loved ones that became uncomfortable because your opinions weren’t in line with one another? Or even more, do you find yourself arguing over the ‘facts’ with perfect strangers on the internet?
All of this is par for the course given our current social and political climate. However, just because it’s standard practice, doesn’t make it healthy.
What we want to do is to find the balance between staying informed and going overboard. The best way to do that is to tap on it. (If you’ve never tapped before you can watch this video to learn how.)
When you start to find yourself feeling angry or uncomfortable, tap on the feeling. Consider this your limit and tap that in. Acknowledge what you were doing at the time and how it made you feel. Leave space for you to learn, but stop yourself when it starts to affect you emotionally and cause problems within your life. Knowing personal boundaries is an important part of being the driver of your life.
Fear of what’s next
It’s a common thing to worry about how elections will turn out. Who gets to take the reigns, how the parties will treat their positions and power, how the people will be affected. We want to know with certainty that ourselves and our loved ones will be taken care of, but the reality is you have no control of any of that.
So, how do you stop the fear when what’s causing it is out of your control? It’s simple – find the memories that are triggering this chaotic feeling within you and flip them to your benefit.
Are you remembering things from previous elections that are scaring you now? How about things in previous presidencies that caused you a lot of stress? Does one of the candidates remind you of an abusive person in your life, past or present? Are your relatives or family members trying to control your opinion?
Whatever it is, find what’s being held inside you that’s coming back up today and change those memories. You can join the web-event “End Political Craziness” to help with this.
Avoiding talking to our family, friends, or coworkers about politics or social circumstances because it get’s “touchy”
First things first, ask yourself this: WHY are you afraid to share your feelings with others? Is it the way THEY respond, or is the way YOU respond?
Sometimes it’s in our nature to see patterns in others and reflect them in our own behavior and vice versa. For example, if someone is always angry, we tend to be angry when we are around them. When someone is always finding the worst in situations, we’ll start to see their bad reaction and then we’ll start seeing the worst in every situation.
The best way to combat this pattern repeating in ourselves is to start with compassion – not just for them, but for yourself. Understanding where YOUR emotions come from often gives you a better understanding of why others feel the way they do. Even if you find yourself in an uncomfortable conversation, you have a tool that will help you be in control of your emotions.
If you think you need a little more help getting to the core of your triggers visit this link and set up an appointment with one of our valued practitioners (or Robert himself!)
If you want to make impactful changes in your life and the world around you, the best place to start is within.
We project to the others what we are doing inside ourselves, so it’s important to take care of you, even in times of uncertainty. The rest of your community will feel the positive impact of your internal kindness.
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