I noticed that I’m becoming more negative and grouchy. I think a large part of that may be too much media exposure! TV, radio, social media, newspapers, internet, etc., etc., etc. 😦
Almost constant bombardment from every direction to all the terror, problems, and negative side of life adds up to really drain a body. It becomes easy to form opinions, jump on or off the bandwagon, start discussing with everyone you meet what the latest gut-wrenching and horrifying news-breaking issue is, and get caught up in the downward spiral of negativity, hopelessness, anger, fear, and even apathy as you reach overload and must disengage somehow.
I started losing sight of what I love to advocate for most – that there are innumerable good and positive things all around us! We just have to take a moment to pause, look around with a new set of eyes, and see the many ways people reach out to help others, the great innovations and ideas that improve life, the inspiring and uplifting moments in life that help us to become grounded and fill our depleting spiritual, mental, and emotional reservoirs.
So I am moving away from grouchy by changing my focus. And by remembering that which is of most worth to me in my life: that God lives and, as we are reminded by that beautiful carol every Christmas season, “God is not dead nor doth He sleep!” We have someone we can turn to for help and guidance and who will never leave us alone. 🙂