Tips For Climate Anxiety
What do you do when climate news gets too much? We spoke to our Founder Jemma to hear some ways she re balances in times like this. We’ve been receiving many DM’s sharing fear of climate, a rise in eco anxiety and general fatigue— so we hope this helps.
1. Get into nature
spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical health. Engaging with nature on a daily basis has been found to help mental health problems including anxiety and even depression.
2. Stay in touch
Many of us are still experiencing Zoom or laptop fatigue. Don’t forget to make meaningful connections too eg. Call a friend or family member to catch up. Staying in touch in a meaningful way is so important when we consider how to tackle out loneliness crisis.
3. Stop scrolling
Scrolling through social media and the climate news can be a side affect of feeling isolated. Try to set boundaries with social media and news sites. For example, try to engage with a positive platform that is offering your solutions to your worries. Or, just a page that makes you feel good!
4. Get into a routine
your morning and evening routine are key to aiding a healthy mind. Trial out new habits like having a 45 minute break from social media and your phone first thing in the morning and last thing at night. You maybe surprised at how much this helps clear your mind!
5. Mindful space
Declutter your space, many of us are working form home and it gets difficult to un-blur the lines. Try to separate this as best you can, and ensure you are not constantly checking your emails after working hours, its going to increase your anxiety and also your concern for wider issues like climate too.
6. Remember there is hope
there are so many exciting innovations and organisations spear heading the movement. Latch onto their energy and remember to pay attention to the small wins along the way. We are building a new world and it may be very rewarding to join movements that are channeling that mindset.