Feel like hiding? Can't sleep? Racing thoughts?
It's been a heck of a time for sensitive artsy types who believe in love and kindness.
Gather 'round o' loving ones.
It is time to share my suggestions on how to recharge and regroup when the battle seems far too long and the world much too dark.
I'm starting a new series - "Self-care Sundays" -where I share the ways I feed my soul when my spirit is wilting. It is difficult to be in a constant state of rage and fear - we must take time to recover so that we can be at our best as we try to improve the world around us.
First up: YOU NEED SLEEP.
But I can't sleep. I can't sleep when the world is burning and my brain is whirring. I have a secret weapon which is much better than counting sheep.
I love this podcast. The host, "Scooter", tells very silly, droning stories that ultimately work like white noise. They are just distracting enough to cause you to stop the gerbil-wheel of worry but too boring and meandering to keep you awake. He has different styles of stories and it is worth listening to a few different episodes to see which type works for you.
I listen to it often and it is the only thing that helps me get to sleep when I just can't stop worrying about the world.