If you're feeling worn down, exhausted, angry, or tremendously afraid of the heightened worldwide white supremacist capitalistic patriarchal violence, you are not alone. If you're worried about homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, and ableism you're not alone. If you're worried about climate change, you're not alone. Coping means trying to find the balance between disconnecting enough to enjoy what’s good in life now versus paying enough attention to take action (if you can) to address the very real threats to human rights in our larger world.
Here are some self-care strategies that people have found helpful in these trying times. Find the ones that fit best and add them to your regular routine. Self-care is usually most effective when it's something you do on a regular basis rather than just in a crisis: