Talk to those around you
- Like any other important issue, climate change can’t be tackled alone. Talk with your friends and family, both to help process and to work together to make your lives, communities, and the planet more sustainable.
- Boundaries are an important way you can avoid over-committing yourself or pushing yourself too hard.
- If there are subjects or topics that make you especially uncomfortable, then be critical about how you approach them. Remember: you don’t need to do everything alone, or everything in general.
- If you’re starting to feel burned out or overly anxious, consider stepping back and taking a break! Just as we need physical sleep to survive, humans also need mental rest to stay healthy.
Use your faith
- Faith can help people through difficult times, including the crisis. What does your religion / faith say about the planet? About community? About sustainability?
- How does your faith drive you in everyday life? Can you use your faith to help you engage in sustainable actions?
- Ten minutes spent doing mindfulness practice is less than 1% of a day, and can help ground and de-stress. Even spending a minute everyday just breathing or thinking about what you’re grateful for can make a big difference!