I have had more clients come in and say that being on social media has burned them out about the current political climate. They feel they can’t make a difference. This feeling of not being able to create change can lead to increased anxiety, depression, and vicarious traumatization. It may be time for you to step away from social media for a bit.
We know that bad things happen in the world, but now we are inundated with hearing about them as soon as they happen. We don’t hear so much about the good things happening in the world. That doesn’t mean we ignore the bad stuff—it means that we balance it out by also focusing on what is going well.