Psychologists recommend the use of acronyms to help you to remember to be mindful during situations that cause you anxiety, stress, or anger. These mindfulness acronyms can help you cope with Global Climate Change, and the impact it has on our daily lives.
When your uncle posts on Facebook a picture of himself wearing shorts in March with the caption “if this is global warming, I could get used to this!,” take a breath and focus on his SHORTS:
When your boss offers his opinion that “Well actually, the Kyoto Protocol would have been pretty bad for our economy”…breathe, smile, and pick up your BRIEFCASE:
When you find your pollen allergies keep getting worse every year…don’t stifle that SNEEZE!
When unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean means Whole Foods is out of Cod and you can’t make your famous Maple Soy-Glazed Cod for the potluck dinner party…allow yourself to be enveloped by THE BLOB:
When your tropical vacation plans are interrupted by the earliest super-cyclone ever recorded…all is not lost, go to your ISLAND:
When the shock/amazement/amusement of seeing a Pizza Rat quickly turns to sadness because it reminded you that the (rat-like) Bramble Cay melomys is now extinct…exit the subway and this emotional MAELSTROM:
When your devastated mother calls to tell you that your family home, photo albums, and childhood belongings were lost in the deadliest wildfire in a century, just be thankful she’s safe from the CAMP FIRE:
If at any time and for any reason you start to feel the gravity of Global Climate Change stressing you out, just remember that you can always CONTINUE NOT DOING SHIT.