Let go of the guilt—if there's something that brings you a bit of joy right now, do it.
I've barely ever engaged, but engagement for me stopped when #45 was nominated by his party to be the next President. Certainly, following any material news story now is an exercise in self harm. Laying low is best.
Also, I wonder: this would seem to have been a lesson learned back in the day when you were going through treatment -- what's different now?
Absolutely feeling the same. I’ve stopped reading the news, yet still hear about it. But the noise is muffled now, which helps me hear the things that feel better.
Stephanie, once again you've voiced the thought that lingers in most of our brains these last two plus years...am I caring enough? I must keep my focus on the ills of this world, I cannot take my attention away from them!
You are so right to champion the need for pulling back, for taking a pause, for turning our eyes to small pleasures and simple joys that nourish and sustain our soul. Thank you!