One good thing
At times it can feel like telling your story, protesting, donating, crying, yelling, making phone calls, educating, and earnest conversations don't make enough of a difference. Some days you feel worn down, heartbroken, and helpless. No matter how you're feeling right now, you are valuable and deserve care. Today, and especially on days when it feels like nothing is in your control, please do one good thing that reminds you that your well-being matters. One of these may be helpful: - Practice a little meditation or yoga. - Rage, yell, punch a pillow, play whack-a-mole, or destroy something (safely), if that feels better. - Clear something unnecessary from your calendar. - Put something you enjoy on the calendar. If your calendar is full, schedule some breathing room and downtime. - Put aside some money into savings, even if it's just $10. - Register to vote.
- Take a walk in the sunshine or move your body in some other way that feels good.
- Connect with a friend. - Unplug from the internet and media and turn away from conversations that are causing you pain, if that's what's best for you right now. - You can also mute people and certain words on Twitter. Here are instructions. - Lean into conversations and be present with discomfort, if doing that is better for you right now. - Ask for what you need with the awareness that most humans genuinely enjoy doing something kind for others. - Check on someone who might be having a hard time, in a way that honors the energy you have available. Even a text message can mean a lot on a hard day. - Get support from the National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 800-656-HOPE or chatting online at hotline.rainn.org/online. Just one good thing. Because you are worthy of kindness, safety, and peace.
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