How To Stay Sane In A World Gone Mad

In the age of information overload, it may seem impossible to fully absorb and process everything that’s happening around us. But mindfulness and deliberate focus can be your savior.

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@JamesMSama

First, take a breath.

Stand back and take a look at everything going on around you. Acknowledge it, asborb it, see it. Do not avoid it or look away, as tempting as it may seem. Watch the videos, listen to the voices, step out of your comfort zone and understand what is truly happening.

Next, start small.

None of us can change the world by ourselves, and I think this realization stops many people from even trying. “What difference will it even make?”

Look for the good.

My parents have always taught me to look for the people who are helping in times of need. You’ll see communities stepping up, people helping each other, the best of humanity emerging from the worst.

Channel your energy.

How do you best express yourself? I [obviously] write, speak, create video content, and engange in conversation.

Acknowledge multiple things at once.

This one is diffiult but it is necessary. Just a few short weeks ago, the only thing anyone was talking about was a global pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of people across the world.

Find opportunities to help.

Not everyone has the time, platform, or resources to make a global impact. But everyone can do something like paying for the coffee of the person behind you in line, or holding that door just a little longer, or showing genuine appreciation to a person in the service industry.

Celebrate the wins.

Here’s a hard truth: There will always be more work to be done. It does not matter what cause you’re supporting or where you’re focusing your energy, life is not linear.

Always stay true to your identity and purpose.

All of my work focuses around this. Identity and purpose. Anyone who works with me directly knows how obsessively I utilize these words because they quite literally define us as humans.

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