We have seen a growing number of people express concerns about the future of the planet. In June, Pew Research said that nearly two-thirds (65%) of people believe the government should take more steps to protect the environment.
People are becoming incredibly eco-conscious since there is so much media attention on environmental damage and shocking footage of disasters like wildfires in recent years. While it is encouraging to see people starting to care, it is very easy for people to slip from being eco-aware to having eco-anxiety. When you see heartbreaking imagery of habitats being destroyed and both animals and people suffering, it is easy for this to affect your mental health.
Coping with Eco-Anxiety
We have previously pointed out that sustainable living can help fight stress. However, it can also lead to stress if you aren’t careful.
So, how can people go about coping with eco-anxiety? The best way to do this is not to avoid the news (although limiting your intake could be helpful) and instead find ways to take action. Even making minor changes can help to alleviate anxiety, especially if you start speaking and engaging with others who are also eco-conscious.
There are lots of big and small changes that you can make in your life to help you to do your part and feel more in control. Smart meters are a great way to track and reduce your household energy consumption, which will also help you to lower your bills too. A few