IN THE SHADOWS OF MY MIND CHRONICLES:

Just a quick update as we deal with this new world that has presented itself. I know I can’t be the only person who wants to make sure that I stay informed with everything that is going on but is also having a hard time because it can all be so overwhelming at times. I mean really, what other time in history has the whole world collectively dealt with a pandemic that has literally shut down everything AND a global awakening of a large racial divide? No matter what your position is in life, it is extremely hard to not be affected by what is going on in the world right now. With everything changing from one day to the next, it is imperative to some extent to make sure you are on top of everything. Some weeks I get it right and find the perfect balance between staying informed and making space for myself to have a safe place in my day/week that is calm and comforting. Other weeks I get it really wrong after going on a media binge. I do know this, I want to do my part and I have to stay informed in order to do so. I now have alerts from reliable news sources that are the top story highlights of the world. Everything else doesn’t get my attention. I make sure that I start my day off in a positive way through meditation and smudging my space. I started working out so I can get some fresh air but also so I can clear my mental space. I keep an eye on what relationships/conversations I give my time and attention to as well as my energy. So far, it has worked pretty well for me. Now I’m working on being consistent, but that’s another post. I hope everyone is having an emotionally and mentally fulfilling day.