Paralyzed with anxiety, numbed with fear, overwhelmed by minutia…. Symptoms of our society’s ills, manifest in each of us at some time or another. Three things about them:
1. They’re natural. The world is a complicated, confusing, chaotic place. Our way of understanding it breaks down sometimes; occasionally even cute puppy dogs bite. Accept the confusion, it is trying to teach you something.
2. Take a break. When chaos reigns; or preferably, before it gets that far, take a day off from the world. You can start with things like a hot bath and soothing music; exercise is good too, yoga, a jog, or a walk in nature. Relax, but don’t divert attention from what ‘comes up’ in your mind; DON’T watch television, DON’T surf the web, DON’T go shopping.