If you're feeling overwhelmed and heavy from the news, you're not alone. Here are 5 ways to practice self care when the news is too much.
Monitor: Pay attention to your physical health needs. Drink water. Eat fueling food. Rest. Take a hot shower or bath. Take your vitamins and medications.
Unplug: Filter your social media consumption. It's okay if you need a break.
Hold Space: Make room for you and those you interact with to feel all the feels.
Support: Community care is self care. Check in with loved ones. Donate to organizations and families in need. Check out our post on the radical history of self care for more.
Advocate: Contact politicians. Use your voice. Share resources on how to do so with others.
When you're advocating for rights that you are passionate about, you need time to refuel and reset. This enables you to continue to advocate. Rooting for you!