I came across a video with very good advice on how to cope with all the craziness going on in the world:
I’ve always been a news junkie, long before the internet and smart phone age. I loved reading newspapers, and news magazines. While I was growing up the news on TV or radio was not 24-hour and I think we were better off with less access to all this media drama and incitement all day long, every day.
One thing I can say about war coverage is it comes with a whole bunch of information operations from all sides in conflicts. What reporters report on the ground may not be accurate and the social media information streams become filled with alarming images that I have no way to figure out details and accurate information about them.
Focus on the things you can control in your own life. I do urge people to stock up on extra food, water and supplies. I’ve believed that’s a good idea since my childhood Girl Scout days, but even with my prepping efforts I realize that at the end of the day, lots of things I didn’t “prepare” for will likely happen and I’ll have to just deal with it.
Each day, when faced with challenges and adversity, we should learn to take a deep breath and then suck it up and drive on. Oh, and don’t forget how to smile and enjoy all the many good things that happen, even amidst all this craziness.