A single day doesn’t seem to go by without some new Biden caused or related disaster occurring. War, famine, pestilence, financial collapse, you name it. The only thing missing from the list is an asteroid strike and I’m sure that the Biden team has their stupidest man working on it right now.
But seriously, these are going to be trying times. Like everyone else I’m counting the pennies and figuring out how to reduce costs and pay for growing bills with shrinking assets. It’s going to be extremely difficult in the weeks and months ahead. And let’s face it, regardless of what kind of blowout the Democrats suffer in November there will be a Democrat in the White House torturing us until early in 2025. That’s a very long time. We won’t get through it by trying to hold our breath all the way through.
We’re going to have to be protect ourselves from all the nonsense they’ll do to break us down. Each of us will have to do the best we can to roll with the punches and avoid being ground down by the myriad of problems these people create; money problems, crime waves, propaganda aimed at our children, more COVID fascism possibly. We’ll have to be smart and strong.
But just as important as all these things is maintaining morale. Your spiritual health is just as important as your physical health. You’ve got to make time to be happy. And that’s especially true if you are working harder to keep from falling behind. Take some time out every day and do something that nourishes the mind and soul. Call up an old friend and find out how he’s doing. Visit an aged relative and bring a little joy into her day. Buy a good book and take twenty minutes out of your day to read it. Take a course in something you’ve always wanted to learn. It doesn’t have to be at a college. It could be an on-line course. If you’re isolated by circumstances then join some activity at a local club.
Of course, if you have a young family, then make time each day to help your kids with all the things they are doing. Make sure you know what they are thinking about. Find out what problems they are dealing with. With the COVID masking still going on at schools make sure they’re dealing with the stress reasonably well and let them know things will be getting better very soon. Talk at the dinner table and try to keep their morale high too. Find other families that you can plan outings and events with that don’t cost an arm and a leg.
And plan for the future. Look forward to better times. Make a list of improvements you want for your future and then start to figure out a plan to accomplish one of them first. Don’t start with the one where you become a billionaire. Figure out the one where you lose twenty pounds or replace the kitchen floor or get a promotion at work.
All of this is a plan to keep a positive attitude and get yourself and your loved ones through some tough times that are coming up. And most importantly get out of the house and feel the sun on your face once in a while. Cabin fever is a real thing especially in the cold latitudes but everywhere else too to some extent. And of course, I’m part of the problem, but get away from the computer once in a while.
One day Joe Biden will be in the rear-view mirror. But until then maintain your sanity and nourish your soul by balancing the stress with some fun. Doctor’s orders.