Many are protesting America’s current election. Most only want to express their hurt and anguish. but a few seek revenge or revolution by violent actions and are disrupting violent protests. This endangers all who protest.
Staying safe means avoiding public rallies for the time being. There are many safer avenues to protest and keep moving the world toward peace. Go here to see what you can do without engaging in a public protest. Also read and think about these tips.
Emotional Fitness Tips
Tip one: Acknowledge your hurt. Denying or suppressing feelings is not helpful. Express them wisely, best way might be to journal or share your feelings with one or two others in private before going public with them.
Tip two: Hurt leads to identifying with groups or people suffering similar hurts. Hurt by sexism, racism, or elitism? You will be more likely to believe all that others say on this subject. This is natural, but also leads to bias confirmation which adds fuel to your existing thoughts.
Tip three: Rate the immediate hurt. Here’s a quick rating scale: 1 = no immediate physical pain; 2= some emotional pain; 3=potential exists for immediate physical pain or serious hurt to current life style; 4=some physical pain; 5 = intense pain or immediate life threatening danger.
Tip four: Improve your self-soothing skills so you can stay calm enough to think before acting.
Tip five: Keep hope alive, you cannot predict the future. Trying to do so is a rock strewn path. Don’t stumble down it.
Thank you for all you do
Remember to share all you find of value on the internet. All who post crave recognition. A like says “Thank You.” Comments say you have read and thought about the post. Sharing is a gift to three people: the blogger, the people you share with, and you for your kindness blesses you.
Stay strong, it takes some effort for life can be a painful struggle.
Post Inspiration: This post was inspired by the WordPress Daily Prompt: Lofty
Links of Interest
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.
- Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
- The five components of emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)
- About Emotional Fitness Training (emotionalfitnesstraining.com)
- An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents (amazon.com)
Disclaimer two: Take all advice even mine, carefully. Don’t just listen to your heart, but also think; don’t just think, listen to your heart. Heart and head working together increase the odds you will find useful advice amid all the promises and hopes pushed at you be others. As others have noted, take what seems useful, leave the rest.
Disclaimer two: Forgive my grammatical errors
If you need perfect posts, you will not find them here; I will understand if you don’t follow, like or share what like me. Not only am I dealing with an aging brain, but all of my life I have been plagued by dysgraphia–a learning disability, Some of my posts might be peppered with bad spelling, poor punctuation, and worse words that make no sense. If you want to hang in with me, thank you; you are kind. If a post doesn’t make sense or bugs you too much, stop reading, I will understand.