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how to maintain perspective

Bad news is all around us. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s an accurate reflection of the current state of our society and world, which is why in today’s episode, I cover the importance of maintaining perspective and arming yourself with fact—not fear—based information.

This is Part 5 of a 5-part series about how to effectively cope when you’re inundated with bad news stories and negativity.

And while the world may seem all doom and gloom, research and evidence show that we actually live in an increasingly peaceful time. That’s not to say there isn’t still tons of room for improvement, however. But we should also focus on the positives and factor in the progress we’ve made as well.

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Notes from the show: 

– We actually live in a more peaceful time now than we ever have before

– Advancements in communication technology put information at our fingertips so we are just hearing about the bad news in the world more now

– Every generation seems to have a problem with the subsequent one; it’s easy to let emotions take over and see things from a negative point of view without examining the facts

– Pretty much everyone thinks they are doing the right thing

– We are all one community, one big ecosystem

– Looking at situations from other people’s perspectives help to bridge the hate

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Study from Tel Aviv University – “Peace is more profitable than war”

Article from Slate.com – Measurable progress has been made to lessen the amount of violence towards women

Another article from Slate.com – There’s a downward trend for genocide

And one more – “The world is not falling apart”

Article from Salon.com – Education and empathy have played significant roles in decreasing the amount of violence in the world

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when everything seems to go wrong

make things betterIt’s no secret that the news has been inundated with negative stories and happenings lately. But the reality is that if we have time to worry and complain, then we have time to take positive action, too. And that’s exactly what I talk about in today’s episode.

This is Part 4 in a 5-part series about practical tips, staying open and resourced, and shifting our mindsets so we don’t become weighed down by all of the bad news stories.

We should be aware of what’s going on in the world but we should digest that information when we’re in the best frame of mind to do so. That way, we can spend our time doing something useful about it—something that can make the world a better place.

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Notes from the show: 

– Share what you believe but do so in a way that comes from a place of clean energy

– Post supportive, love-based thoughts and stories on social media

– Attend peaceful protests or use artistic expression to convey your message

– Take Mr. Rogers’ advice and “Look for the helpers”

– Volunteer, make donations, send energy – do whatever you feel most comfortable with

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Change.org – Website where you can sign petitions, or create one of your own, about causes that you care about

#LoveForLeslieJ – Love-based hashtag started in response to the incredibly racist commentary aimed at the actress Leslie Jones

Everything She Says She Means – An art project started by Spencer Tunick in which women reflect heir anger over oppressive attitudes and policies through art

Police and Black Lives Matter Hold a Cookout – A positive story about the Wichita, Kansas police department spending time with members of the community at an event planned by Black Lives Matter activists

BBBS – Volunteer with the Big Brother Big Sister of American organization

RachelRofe.com/questions – If there’s anything you’d like to ask me or have me podcast about, please go here and let me know

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Thank you for listening to Part 4 of this episode! If you enjoyed it, please feel free to share it using the social media buttons on this page.

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