investing is a lifestyle. investing takes time, intention and money.
in my last blog post about investing, i talked about ways that we can invest within our professions. this means that you are dismantling systemic oppressive systems at your job. many people subscribe to the thought that the only way to change the system, is to be the system. and while i believe that, being passive within an oppressive system helps no one. you must enter the system and actively work to be anti-racist. actively work to engage in change. actively work to seek out others who are about the movement.
but it’s also with our dollars. we need to be supporting black owned businesses, which is a way to support black people as individually and collectively. start asking yourself- who owns this? from what i’ve seen, most things are run by white men. where is your money going? are the passionate about the movement? what are they doing to be anti-racist? your dollar has value. use it to your advantages.
as a yoga teacher-in-training, i would have to tell you meditation. to take time with yourself and become one with the Universe. meditation refers to the practice of stillness of the body and the mind. this can be sitting quietly and focusing on the flame of a candle (and releasing stress) or just breathing.
as a teacher, i would tell you to plan. get a planner. i recently got a passion planner and it has a bunch of resources on how to plan, they even have free calendars on their site available for download!
once you have figured out how you want to tribute to the greater good of our society, you have to have a plan. ask the Universe for guidance. allow yourself to be guided so that you can complete your task.
well this one is pretty self explainatory- you screenshot, you retweet, you create content for reposting.
what should i be reposting? anything that helps the movement- information on current events, mistakes in information, resources and history.
try your best to ensure that information is accurate so that you are passing along good information. view material from a critical perspective- who is writing this, who is their audience, what’s the goal of this piece and what is it telling me? by using the 5 W’s and H (who, what, when, where, why and how), you can critically analyze any piece.
this amazing book is a great resource that discusses mindset shifts and how to create a life you want to live. her positive affirmations and mindset can be used to shift your mind to focus on what you can contribute to help the issue.