Anyone Feeling Anxious About Election Day?
My heart has been pumping on overdrive these days with all the news and social media posts I’ve been seeing around the election.
Overall, I try to go about my day without politics or the media infiltrating my nervous system. But every now and then I see something on Facebook or worse… I innocently peek at CNN just to see what’s going on. And just by reading a few words, I can feel the fear – and the sense of doom – lurking out of my computer or phone straight into my heart.
If she wins…
If he wins…
Fear. Fear. Fear.
There is so much fear-based news being thrown around. I can no longer stand it (and either can my nervous system).
So I am declaring – for myself – ENOUGH.
Want to join me? I’ll be in the middle of a 9 day retreat on Election Day, which means I already voted. I already made my choice.
So I’m doing something outrageous. I’m unplugging. I’m done listening to the hate and the fear… to the threats of a possible violent rebellion.
If she wins…
If he wins…
I’m done wasting my time scrolling through the web, getting sucked into the crazy. You know what I’m talking about, right? Getting sucked into all the crazy feels like being attacked by a Dementor from Harry Potter (who, by the way, exact souls and feed on human happiness). Just saying.
So I’m supersizing my self-care now and through Election Day.
Here’s how you can join me…
1. Daily Practice. First of all, find a daily practice you can do every morning that will strengthen your center and calm your nervous system. This can be as simple as a 3 minute breathing practice or a longer meditation, yoga, journaling practice. Find a practice that allows you to slow down and tap into your heart so instead of spending your day reacting to external chaos (including social media and the news) you can live your day in alignment with your heart and soul.
2. Unplug. And if you cannot unplug completely, unplug as much as you can. Choose to spend time tapping into things that light you up and bring you joy… instead of unconsciously getting sucked into tempting irresistible headlines that lead you into a wasteland of election doom and gloom. While I’m significantly reducing the amount of time I spend online for the next few weeks, I am committed to plugging in now and then to shine light and love to the world. Some may find this absolutely annoying. But even if only one person’s day is brighter from seeing and feeling my light and love… then it will be worth it.
3. Radiate Love. Choose to be a source of love for yourself, for the people in your life, and for the world. When you choose to raise your love vibration, other hearts are affected. It literally brings more love, joy and happiness to the people around you.
4. Engage in Conversations That Light You Up. Finally, be mindful of the conversations you’re having online and in-person. Are the conversations you’re having draining you or nourishing you?
Negative emotions are flying high…
Negative emotions are flying high around the United States right now because of this election… and negative emotions are scientifically known to wreak havoc and chaos on our nerves systems. So remember to slow down. Choose to not step into the chaos. And most of all, know you are always at choice to choose love over fear.