You Can Make A Difference: Taking that first step
Today we are sharing a relevant article from psychologytoday.com entitled ‘You Can Make a Difference: How small steps change the world.’ Life can be overwhelming in general but it can be even more overwhelming when you turn on the news or check your newsfeed.
“Today’s political scene, economic markets, global pressures and climate changes could leave one wondering “What can be done?” It seems as if every day the news reports another calamity, another blow to things you may hold dear, or more escalating wars in countries where civilians are being killed by the tens of thousands. The old advice of turning off the nightly news might not work if you are constantly connected to your social media – bad news is coming in over the transom faster than you might be able to read it.’
‘In times of experiencing the “what in the world can I do?” feeling, it’s important to remember that you hold your own personal power at every moment. There are many things you control – your actions and reactions, your communication approach and what you say, your treatment of others, your choices and the steps you take. In times of powerlessness, it’s important to find every way you can to exert your positive energy and positive power. Try not to get drawn into the negativity and morass, but rather keep your head level and objective and decide what you CAN do differently. What is the one step you could take? The one thing you can control and influence? Every flap of the butterfly wings has an effect – how much more can you influence as a human being?’
When you start to think you’d be better off staying under the covers someday and just not dealing with any of it, instead resolve to get out of bed and take some of the following steps:”
- Focus your attention on those things you can control and influence.
- Take one small step.
- Find someone to be nice to today.
- Take that one step you are afraid to take.
- Remember that life is fluid.’