Eco-Anxiety: How to Cope With a Changing World

Eco-anxiety is a phenomenon striking all classes and age groups. While it may sound like a newfangled problem, it’s reality. A study carried out ahead of the Cop26 Summit in Glasgow shows that changes to the environment has already claimed 5 million lives worldwide. Moreover, it reported that 78% of those surveyed suffer from sone from of eco-anxiety. Combatting this problem can be difficult at home as you only have so many options.

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What is Eco-Anxiety?

In short, eco-anxiety is the feeling that, no matter what you do, the environment cannot be saved. Therefore, life isn’t all that exciting. All the effort you put in won’t matter when the planet is inhabitable, etc.

This level of anxiety can be worse depending on where you live. For example, if you live in the extreme Canadian north, you’re likely concerned about how melting ice impacts your community. If you live on the east coast, hurricanes are a concern. If you live on the water, rising sea levels are a major concern, and so on.

Because eco-anxiety takes on so many forms, it’s important to know how to cope.

Coping With Eco-Anxiety

Coping with eco-anxiety can be hard. First, you can’t cope if you don’t know what it feels like. Anxiety, even regarding the environment, can feel like:

  • Irritability
  • Fatalistic thoughts
  • An overall sense of dread
  • Guilt over consumption
  • Depression
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Change in appetite
  • Trouble sleeping

Coping can be difficult, but it can include:

  • Recycling and reusing at home
  • Changing your new consumption
  • Seeking out positive climate news (it’s out there)
  • Talking about it—even seeking counseling (it’s always a good idea to speak to a professional)
  • Join community environmental efforts

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