You will do more good if you make time for non-Trump conversations and non-political activities.
It’s like taking a vacation from your job, which research has shown dramatically boosts productivity.
Most of us are not ready to take on the mantle of the resistance.
There are things we can do now to get ready, but if we don’t, the ranks of would-be activists and resisters are going to thin out quickly.
I’m so excited and inspired by this outpouring of support and enthusiasm for action.
The Trump years are going to be emotionally exhausting and deeply traumatic for all of us, but particularly to those dedicated to protecting the vulnerable and preserving democracy.Your brain, to protect you, will just turn down the volume on the outrage and You will stop being shocked by the latest scandal and horrified by the latest attack on civil rights. And that is the worst thing that could happen, because THIS IS NOT NORMAL, and democracies fall when their people stop resisting.We have to stay outraged for the next four years and resist the powerful urge to adapt to the new normal.You can cope by shutting it out for a while — binge watching Netflix, playing with your dog, going to yoga.But if you don’t do that, if you try to maintain this fever pitch of anguish and fear and outrage, something far worse than a little down time is going to happen.
It will still be there when you get back, I promise.