Are You Eco-Anxious?
I'm a very open and easy to speak to person, and because of this I receive lots of private messages on Instagram about our current environmental crisis. Usually sad and fearful emojis with lots discussion, concerning the near future catastrophe we are facing.
I am personally not Eco-Anxious, however I've had very short spells of it. Yet I do give a damn and much more than my crazy awareness photos seemingly show.
The reason I'm not pulling my curls off my head and building a tall castle to hide away in, is because even though I have committed to combating waste pollution, liberating the animals, trying to understand how we can move forward with the drastic climate change, save wildlife from extinction and other planet issues, is because I simply cannot do it all and if I allow myself to be caught up in this anxious state, my commitment to conserving the planet's life will ultimately result in me ruining my own.
This may sound like a shock to some people, but I've deep down accepted that we really may not be able to change this situation and we could all be quite bluntly, fucked. Because if you look at the true stats, you could wonder why we are sleeping on comfy pillows when there's an emergency happening. But even through all of this, I do have hope, I do believe we can change, damn, I see that we are changing and it's amazing to see. I would love to have a child one day to show them the wonderful and mysterious world we live in, and I will constantly work hard to protect the current nature we are surrounded by. But one thing I refuse to allow, is myself to become Eco-Anxious for something that I cannot and should not fully be able to control, and this is also why I can maintain a very happy, joyful, carefree state of mind in these fast moving and wobbly Movements.
One of my goals is to encourage, support, motivate and teach people, just like many of you reading this, how to 'give a damn' without feeling insecure and scared about the future. Because you deserve to live an incredible life no matter what ❤️🌻