This week's news cycle has been, to put it lightly, incredibly sad, disappointing, and straight-up frustrating, more so than usual. If the news has you feeling upset or angry, celebrating Independence Day can feel like the last thing you want to do. But what could be more patriotic than resisting injustice, in whatever form it may take? A good remedy for frustration when the news is overwhelmingly crappy is to get active (while also attending to a good dose of self-care). These ways to take action on Fourth of July can help you make a difference when the country needs it the most.
When so much is out of our control, it can be helpful to remember ways in which we can contribute to the greater good. So if you’re feeling stymied by every new push notification, and wonder if anything you do even matters anymore, rest assured that, yes — our contributions to our communities most definitely have impact. Even seemingly small actions can make more of a difference than you might realize. Here are seven key action steps you can take to make the most of July 4 if you and those you love are feeling frustrated by the news.