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Low Libido From The Stress Of Politics
Dr. Lisa Lawless, CEO of Holistic Wisdom
Clinical Psychotherapist: Relationship & Sexual Health Expert
Stress impacts our health, and often we see our libido suffer for it. The focus should not be to strain to get your sex life back. Instead, the focus should first be on how to reduce your stress and do things that help you feel empowered. This will naturally allow you to have better sexual functioning.
Feeling Overwhelmed By The News?
Let's start where most people feel stressed daily, which is by reading the news because there is a lot of negativity, and it is easy to feel like you are not in control of anything. Wonder what you can do to get that control back? Here is what I tell myself:
Begin With Yourself
First and foremost, you can be a positive role model in your personal life and through the words you choose. Insulting others, negativity, and complaining is a waste of your time and accomplishes nothing productive.
Take a step back and look at yourself; are you a positive force in this world, or are you thriving on negative venting and blaming? If you are guilty of the latter, ask yourself just how effective all that is and understand this; when you feed negativity, that is what you bring to your life and others. Understand the difference between sharing information that empowers people versus creating toxicity.
That is not to say that you can't feel anger, sadness, and frustration, by all means, feel all of it and then get up and do something positive to change things.
Empowering Things You Can Do
- You can vote, and you can help others vote by providing transportation and help financially if they have to miss work.
- You can reach out to organizations, groups, and people that are being targeted and threatened with support through your time, money, and encouragement.
- You can let targeted, or other allies know that they are not alone and that you support them as camaraderie is essential to sustain courage during difficult times
- You can stand against hate, bigotry, and racism with tact and dignity. Remember that you can be challenging, healthy, and courageous and still be respectful, caring, and protective for those who need it from you.
- Remember that racism, bigotry, and discrimination all stem from fear. Bullies are ALWAYS emotionally fragile. They deflect, blame, and use fear and anger to feed themselves and others because they do not dare to face change, diversity, and what it means to stand for something meaningful. People who know they are healthy don't have to tear others down to feel empowered, nor do they fear diversity. It takes strength to stand up for others; it takes courage to care.
- In the end, love always wins, and sometimes we have to remind people how, through the most powerful thing of all, by example, through our behavior and actions. BE the change you wish to see in the world.
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