Unvirtuous Abbey (“Digital monks praying for people with first world problems”) tweeted this week:
For those who have to carry the burden of what they see but are limited in what they can do, we pray.
That … says a lot, actually.
For many of us worldwide media means that we see much more than we can act upon. So many causes. So much suffering. So much. Toss in a 40+ hour-a-week-plus-commute job, a house, a parent needing care, and … it’s a bit more than I find easy to cope with.
Lately I’ve almost felt like I was drowning.
I’ve pulled back a bit, been online a bit less. This weekend I focused a family member’s birthday and some around-the-house tasks. Tomorrow I go back to work. I’m planning focus on getting to bed earlier this week and planning lunches instead of relying on beef jerky and dried fruit. Wish me luck…