I’ve been feeling low the last couple of days. It feels like the world is falling apart, its chaos. I don’t often seek out the news. Sometimes I feel bad about this and other times I know its right for me and right for my mental health. At the moment though I can’t help but know what’s going on. A couple of nights ago I got bogged down in different news articles being shared, watched a few videos from parliament and signed a petition. It left me feeling depressed, overwhelmed, confused and I’ve felt low ever since. Work is also stressful at the moment, so much going on, so many people involved and time quickly slipping away.
So my plan for my self care at the moment is to shut out the world. It is not selfish, it is self preservation, it is self care. I’m not stifling my feelings or blocking people out but I am trying to protect myself from feeling overwhelmed. I’m trying not to check facebook as much and so not seeing the news articles my friends are sharing. I’m trying to be kind to myself, to my partner and to Milly. I will be go to my exercise classes, I will keep up my journaling and healthy eating. I will be looking out for the positives, for the happy moments and things that bring a smile to my face.
There’s some good tips in this article on how to not get bamboozled by your social media news feeds.