How to Tune Out Global Trauma and Reclaim your Peace of Mind
It is understandable that we are living through a period of extreme hardship and tragedy, both nationally and internationally. It's no wonder that many of us are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and even triggered by events taking place around the world. It is possible to disassociate from global trauma and reclaim our peace of mind. By recognizing your feelings, making space for self-care, and finding your support network can help us to reclaim our sense of control and remain hopeful for brighter days ahead. It is still possible to find joy amidst overwhelming distress!
Recognize Your Feelings
It is important to first recognize when you are being triggered by something happening in the world. Identifying the source of your distress may take some time, but knowing if it is the news, social media, or a certain event topic, will help you to start acknowledging your feelings. Allow yourself to feel what you need to feel in order to begin the healing process. Defining the trigger will help you to start moving forward with clarity and planning steps to avoid being triggered.
Make Space for Self-Care
After recognizing your feelings and triggers, make sure you set aside some time for self-care activities such as meditation, yoga, journaling, or simply taking a walk in nature. This can help shift your focus away from outside events and back towards yourself and inner peace. If you know it’s the news or social media triggering you, maybe decrease your time looking at them to focus on selfcare. If it is a particular global event, change the subject when it comes up in conversation. Make it a priority to spend at least 15 minutes every day doing something that brings you joy and peace of mind. This will help ground you and give you back control of what is happening in your life.
Find Your Support Network
It is also important to find people who understand what you’re going through and can provide support when needed. Whether this be friends or family members who share similar experiences, an online community, or even mental health professionals; having a support network can help provide both comfort and perspective during difficult times. It could be just the push you need towards healing and reclaiming peace of mind. It will get better, and you can find your peace of mind again!
While we may not always be able to control external events happening around the world, we do have control over how we choose to respond to them. By recognizing our feelings when we are triggered by global trauma, setting aside time for self-care activities, finding our support networks, and seeking professional help if necessary; we can begin the journey towards disassociating from global trauma and reclaiming our peace of mind. Granting yourself the opportunity to heal and move forward with confidence on your path towards inner peace!