We all have times when we feel powerless, when things seem so out of our control that we feel we can't effect any change, no matter what we do.
This feeling can manifest under varying circumstances; because of the illness of a loved one, a relationship gone askew, a poorly managed project at work, a child difficult to raise, rising inflation, the list is seemingly endless. Politics is one of the major areas where people feel powerless.
It's easy to think that your vote won't make a difference, that the world of politics is such an entrenched, dysfunctional system that one little old vote won't make a difference.
So, thoughts like "My vote won't make a difference" or "All politicians are self-serving" are brain spam borne out of feelings of powerlessness. All votes make a difference, sometimes the difference is in our favor and sometimes it isn't. When we exercise our power to choose what is most important to us at any given point in time, we are reminding ourselves that our thoughts, opinions and feelings matter. We are allowing ourselves to step into our personal power, a great antidote to feeling powerless. And, if that isn't an awesome thing, then I don't know what is.
So, transform your brain spam from "My vote won't make a difference" to something like "My vote counts and I am glad to have my say." Taking charge of your thoughts and actions has the potential to transform that which drives you nuts. If everybody exercised their right to choice, we'd have a bright shiny world where everyone's voice mattered.