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It's time for a Kingdom mindset! There's so much happening in the world today... It's crazy.
I've been tempted to watch TV, especially the news. However, I really found that I'm functioning much better in our "new normal" when I don't watch the news. This actually makes sense though when you understand the word "media..."
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I feel that PTSD is made worse by too much drama, at least that's true in my case. Therefore I'm choosing to remind myself that as a Christian I will always have a greater hope than what I see right in front of my face. This is why I can go on living while it feels like the world around me is falling apart.
Not only have I decided to fast from TV but I'm also fasting from 90% of social media. (Why only 90%? Because there are still a few people I stay in touch with this way and I also use it for business and ministry purposes). I've found that it is possible to live without the TV if you have other ways to keep you busy. This is something that's important for me to do right now because therapy tends to open up old wounds so we can work through them and find healing. This explains why my PTSD has gotten worse recently - something that the TV wasn't helping, but instead it was adding to my issues.
So, what is keeping me busy without TV or social media? Well, I've decided to work on this ministry and get the word out about PTSD as well as work on writing an ebook. I've also started a few side hustles to help fund this ministry.
This is my favorite hustle by far - to the point it doesn't even feel like a hustle! I've been having so much fun selling their beautiful jewelry. This and a few other factors that I've written on the first page of my Paparazzi site are why I chose it for the ministry.
I've also done a soft launch of our membership site. While there's not much in there right now, that's a work in progress. I will be adding a lot more and it's yet another great way to support the ministry. Ebooks and Bible studies are also coming soon.
Now is also a great time for you to start a side hustle too. It's best to keep your mind busy and away from negativity as you already have enough issues to deal with. What better way is there than to make money while you're doing it. If you're interested, I'd love to talk to you.
I agree! I have also limited tv because it was increasing stress. I started my blog and have been spending much more quality time with my husband. Good luck with the book and ministry!ReplyDelete
I'm not sure how people engage in as much TV as they do. There's so much more out there that, even while in lock down, one could be doing LOL Thanks for the well wishes. I pray that your blog brings you everything you want from it.Delete
Good luck on everything! This is the perfect time to focus on what brings you joy and I am glad you are taking that time to take care of yourself and to help others.ReplyDelete