Sunday Thoughts (it’s just too much)

COVID. Hurricanes. Wildfires. Civil unrest. An economy beaten and battered.

And now we're just weeks away from Election Day – with maybe weeks after that before we know who actually won.

Over and over. All at once. It never stops. It's too much!

If you're feeling a bit wrung out, you're certainly not alone. It feels like we're living in a nightmare at times, one we can't really wake up from.

And this is coming from me. (I should know better about how to cope with stress and uncertainty.)

It's bad enough when you are hurting. But if you're the least bit sympathetic, constant exposure to the suffering of others can also take a real toll on your physical and mental health.

Experts call what many of us are feeling right now "disaster fatigue."

Being constantly bombarded with negative stuff just beats you up. It creates a sense of doom.

It's exhausting.

So, what can we do about it?

How do we keep our heads above water, when it feels like we're drowning in bad news, with new waves crashing on us, one after the other?

For one, it's best to step away from the news, the social media, the whatever, deliberately, at least a few times a day.

Just go outside and breathe. Or close your eyes and rest for a moment.

And when you're ready to let the world back in, look for positive stories. They're out there, trust me.

The biggest danger is starting to believe that whatever you do, it doesn't matter.

But even if you alone can't stop hurricanes or wildfires from happening, you can donate or volunteer to help those who are suffering.

You can't stop the bombarding arguments back & forth related to the upcoming election. But you can vote.

If everyone just gave up, our world would really be in trouble. The worst thing you can do is throw up your hands and say "why bother?"

Don't do that. Take care of yourself. Acknowledge that we're all dealing with a whole lot.

And be the light for someone else who is dealing with this too. It will help you both feel better.

Trust me on that.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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Comments

Melwanda Kardel - October 7, 2020

Just wanted to say thanks for, making me feel better, about things going on right now, it was a nice pickme up message ! Thank you! So much going on! I really appreciated it ! Alot is going on ! In our world right now, and will be in the near future ! God bless America that I know ! And you guys, really do help folks out alot !

Ms. Sandee - October 5, 2020

Thank you for the reminder, of other life’s

DANNO - October 5, 2020

I AGREE WITH MOST OF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. THE GREAT JIM VALVONO SAID AS HE WAS DYING OF CANCER “DON’T GIVE UP NEVER GIVE UP!!” HE FOUGHT TIL THE END! ONE OTHER SUGGESTION I WOULD GIVE TO PEOPLE WOULD BE TO GET ON YOUR KNEES AND THANK GOD FOR ALL THE GOOD THINGS STILL GOING ON, BUT DON’T FORGET EVER THAT HE DIDN’T CAUSE THIS BUT HE IS ALLOWING IT TO HAPPEN SO WE WILL TURN BACK TO HIM SO HE WILL HEEL OUR NATION!! GOD BLESS AMERICA! TRUMP 2020

Doug Martin - October 5, 2020

Jeff,
Great article re. disaster fatigue. Americans have lost sight of the phrase “Act as if it is Impossible to fail,” spoken by Doreatha Brande, in 1929 and proved the mindset you hold is the mindset you get. Where you place your energy is where your results come from. Have we become such a cowardly nation that we cringe and shake because of the media’s messages. GIGO: garbage in, garbage out. Folks have forgotten God thanks to atheists and secular pundits, it time to take back our nation and use the National Motto as a guide: “In God We Trust.”
Keep up the great work.
Sincerely,
Doug

Justin Tana - October 5, 2020

I appreciate everything you all do. Thank you for doing what you do, and Jeff, your words of wisdom are truly inspirational. Keep up the good work folks.

Kathy T. - October 5, 2020

Thank you for your words of encouragement, Jeff! With so many attacks on us, seemingly from every direction lately, anything we can do for someone else keeps us in touch with humanity, even if only a few kind, supporting words. Everyone needs to feel cared for, and anything we can do for another makes us feel better too.

Jim Pollack - October 5, 2020

I participated in your labor day sale of greens and protein. I still have not received any of it.When I’ve called in they say it’s all in stock but yet I’ve gotten nothing.Can you help out?

BLake - October 5, 2020

Thank you so much for your article today! You’re absolutely right about still being able to help others and ourselves get through all the turmoil around us! Let’s not give up and continue to look for opportunities to help others!

Trudy CHilders - October 5, 2020

Thank you for your message. There’s so few willing to say what your message says but so many of us flyover deplorables feel fairly impotent right now. The progressives scream their ignorance and hate and it’s all we hear. Anyone who has faith in the God that established this country is considered stupid and evil. And isn’t it interesting that God’s Word warned us that exactly that would happen. But all you have to do is open your mouth to the guy who’s fixing your internet or the packing your groceries or standing in line to buy a soda to hear that there are more of us than them. It’s time we fools for God show up! Take off the stupid masks they legislate us “little people” to wear and stand on the Truth. We are warriors. Always were always will be and when we stop acting like we’re afraid of being called haters because we don’t agree with their stupid “progressive” agenda then we will see the Land of the Free again.

Mrs. Fiona Bowling - October 5, 2020

Thank you and your staff at Patriot Power Alliance for all you are doing to help keep us in good health. The blender, the protein greens, the reds, the power greens .. not to mention the survival food from Frank and 4PATRIOTS…. just in case, plus all the bonuses, have provided a wonderful health revival!
May God be with you and yours. God Bless America.

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