A friend of mine was telling me about how overwhelmed she is by what’s going on in the Ukraine now. She’s got big reasons to be upset—her company has most of its operations based in that country, and she’s working hard to get all of her people to safety.
It got me thinking about what you can do to lower your stress over what is happening there, whether or not you are directly affected by the war that is happening right now.
So I shot this video of two simple steps to take right away.
Turn off the news as much as you can—entirely if you’re really feeling triggered. My friend can’t do that, but if you’re not directly affected, you can.
If you feel guilty doing this while others are suffering, look for reputable organizations to donate to. One of my favorites is Doctors Without Borders: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/countries/ukraine
Donating to a cause like that will have a much more positive impact than just ratcheting up your stress by spending a lot of time reading the news.
Do the Zip Up regularly to shield yourself from all the emotional gunk swirling around. I teach the Zip Up to people who are strongly impacted by others’ energy and encourage them to use it at least daily. However, in times like these I notice a lot more people (including me) are feeling the negative energy around them too. To see how it’s done, watch the video.
Sending you love and light, and prayers for peace to all those affected by this war.