Do you guys ever
I've always been one of those people with an aversion to change (it's a miracle that I'm somehow a political liberal), and I've always worried about things in the world basically beyond my control, many of which seem trivial or stupid to worry about to other people. There are little things I can do (turn out all my lights and take the bus, or what have you; or volunteerism for some things), but in the grand scheme of things there's very little I can do. So I want to know if you guys have any methods for just getting these kinds of things off your mind?
If I get really busy or wrapped up in stuff going on in my own life, where I have more control, sometimes that helps me stop thinking about these things... and other times it's almost like I worry about these things instead so that I don't have to think about the things that I can do something about. Like right now, I'm scrambling trying to get another job in time for October on top of my grad school applications, but rather than push these wider world worries out of my head, I keep falling back on them and it's just compounding this apocalyptic vibe going on in my head.
Anyway. Part of it's just that I'm in a mood. But. If you have any experience in this, pointers would be appreciated. =)