Updated: Nov 10, 2020
The past two days, I've done my best to ignore the most contentious battle of our lifetime, the 2020 presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. I've done this, I believe, for all the right reasons primarily for my mental health.
As with a lot of us, emotions are extremely high because the outcome of this election will determine the direction of the soul of our country. Will we begin to heal? Will we simply consider the millions of lives that are at stake? While many of us have known and experienced these things prior to this year, for the majority of Americans, 2020 has revealed the underbelly of the US of racism, sexism, homophobia, white privilege, ableism, or essentially the sheer filth of the American spirit.
So this week, I somewhat kept in tow with focusing on our mental health and controlling what we can control. I wanted to answer the questions what can we sincerely do, regardless of the outcome. How can we be our best selves and continue to move forward in the midst of repeated systemic trauma?
Licensed Mental Health Therapist of the Refresh Wellness Center, Danielle Moore, and I, share 4 specific approaches to take (or leave) into the next 4 years, regardless of the outcome.