In the last year or so, maybe longer, I have been watching less and less TV and listening to less news as well. This is because there is no single day that I have not been greeted with shocking news whenever I try to watch the TV or news, which literarily reminds me that our lives matter or that it doesn’t. As days fly into weeks and weeks into months, it becomes obvious that we have to figure out how to totally stay sane in a shocking world.
As I write today’s’ blog post I would love to pay respect to all the people that have lost their lives as a result of any kind of brutality and/or violence the past months. I want to also remember all their loved ones. To all the families that are directly or indirectly affected by violence, please accept my condolences.
Having said that, check out this 5 top tips on how to stay sane in a shocking world because our lives matter:
- Live consciously; Affirmations, Pray, Meditate
We have to begin to learn how to live consciously if we are not already doing so. As you wake up every morning, do not forget to pray. Prayer can move mountains. I am a Christian and I believe in God and sometimes I do forget to pray. But honestly I want to make sure that I do that at least ONCE a day (smileJ
Another thing that is very close to prayer is meditation and morning/daily affirmations. I do write and say my affirmations every day, at least try to. Most times affirm the same thing. I will definitely encourage you to begin to do daily affirmations and/or meditations, it will help you to center your thoughts and energy on the things that matter, your LIFE.
- Be kind with your Words & Actions
Becoming kinder with your words and actions is a process; at least with me I can say it was. Because you learn to show understanding even when the other person show a total lack of it. And I can tell you that we do need more of that in this time any age. Words are powerful. Words can MAKE. Words can MAR. Words can BUIL UP. Words can TEAR down. And “ACTIONS even speak LOUNDER than words”, like an old proverb says. Next time before you say discouraging words to someone, please think twice.
- Do not Judge
The bible is very CLEAR about we judging others. Here is a passage of Matthew 7:1-5 “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
I will want to encourage you to focus and concentrate on your OWN journey instead of judging and getting in other people’s business.
- Do not sit in the middle. Take a stand for good. Speak up.
I think having a stand and speaking up for what you believe in has to do with character. Remember, “character is not what you do, it is who you are”~ Yolanda Hadid. You can not be hot and cold at the same time, know what you stand for, sometimes people do not know what they stand for. Do not be that person is in limbo.
It is important to understand that sometimes, knowing what to STAND for comes from your belief and been fully acquainted with who you are. So if you think that you are not very clear about who you are, please take some time for you and find out, be ok with asking for help if need be.
- Respect The Belief of Others
There are millions of people here in the United States alone, talk about the whole world, in which billions of people exist. One unique thing about this life that we live is that each and every one of us is entirely different and diverse. And it is paramount that we begin to see beyond our differences and our asymmetrical component. One of the things that we all have in common is different beliefs, which can lead to difference in opinion and views. But in other to live and/or co-exist cordially, we have to be respectful of other people’s belief system and values. Be it religious, cultural or intellectual.
I hope this post brightens your face and lightens your part. If you agree with me that your live matter, stay sane in this shocking world by practicing the above 5 things.
Please, let me know if this tips are helpful and share your own tips of staying sane in this shocking world.
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