Take a deep breath!
We are still here together in the chaos. And we are active. Being active for the issues you believe in helps you feel more in control when things seem so out of control. It is important to do all the political things we know how to do, but also to practice some radical self care as well. Sometimes you just need to take a break.
A friend sent me wonderful reminder: How To Avoid Being Psychologically Destroyed by Your Newsfeed
My advice is to seek laughter, community and pleasure every day.
Do something creative.
Distribute and wear Civility Buttons.
Print out a Pledge Card.
Share some chocolate with a friend.
Then, take a deep breath and carry on.
For those of you near Minneapolis, we are having a button production day tomorrow: Feb 4, 11-4pm.