How to Get Over the Fear of Climate Change

Climate change is a very real threat to humanity. In fact, one just has to turn on the news to see the devastating consequences of climate change on our home ground and almost every other country worldwide. This alone can cause us to feel overly anxious about the future and where the planet will end up eventually. Nevertheless, we have to try to overcome these feelings of fear if we are to think of ways to combat climate change effectively. Here’s some helpful advice from Less than average.

Don’t overthink it

While climate change is certainly a pressing issue, it’s important not to overthink it too much. Instead, you should try to think of ways to combat climate change on your own by consuming more vegetables and less meat, for example. Or buying clothing second-hand instead of new.

Furthermore, you could take a more proactive stance when it comes to avoiding single-use plastic at all costs or reducing your energy consumption by using solar panels, for example. Moreover, it is a renewable energy source that never gets depleted, and it’s certainly the way to go if you want to go completely off the grid.

You can also help with climate change by reducing your transportation usage by walking, cycling, or carpooling to work and back. Another thing we could do is follow the three Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) when we go about our daily habits.

Spend time doing the things you enjoy

Spending time doing what you enjoy is a good way to distract yourself from worrying thoughts. Here, it’s more about focusing on yourself and how to improve your mental health overall so that you don’t become severely anxious or depressed over something that you really can’t control anyway at the end of the day.

Don’t bottle your feelings in

Sometimes it may be helpful to speak to someone who knows what you’re going through because they are going through the same thing. You’ll probably find that you aren’t nearly as alone as you thought because there are, in actual fact, many people going through similar emotions as you. Moreover, they may be as close to you as friends or family members, which should make it easier to open up to them than if you were to express your feelings to someone you didn’t know from a bar of soap. 

Even joining a Facebook group focused on productive action can help. If you have ideas or resources to contribute, taking a screen capture may be a good alternative to uploading a PDF if you want it to be shareable. If you have a PDF, uploading it is also an option. In either case, providing shareable, downloadable resources is just one way to positively contribute to helpful change.

Think about the positive changes that are going on to combat climate change

Though it may seem like we are fighting a losing battle regarding climate change, many people and companies are determined to make a real change through their green initiatives, such as Tesla, Memphis Meat, Patagonia, and more. So try to focus on researching as much as you can about companies like these to keep up with the positive changes occurring worldwide.

Or better yet, start a green business of your own by registering your business as an LTD to get the process going as quickly as possible. Apart from being a quick and easy business to start, an LTD comes with various other advantages such as better flexibility regarding your management structure, more tax advantages, less paperwork to fill in, and more.

Furthermore, you can market your business from a green perspective using an online logo maker to help create a logo for you that is clearly green-inspired. Simply choose from an array of different styles and icons, insert the necessary text, and then select a template logo that suits your company best.

Avoiding climate change is a sure-fire way to deal with this issue in an unhealthy way. Instead, learn to accept what is going on by making the relevant changes in your own life and your business so that you can feel that you are part of the solution and not the problem.

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This content was created for Less Than Average by Lacie from raisethemwell.org

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