Or your partner has diabetes and can't stop eating sweets? Or perhaps, you are concerned about the pipeline being built in Alaska that will destroy the wildlife or the recent farm bill that passed that supports GMO practices. There are so many elephants in our rooms that we end up feeling desperate that things will never change.
Yes, it is time to identify the elephants that are in your life and that alone is hard enough to do. But I am also suggesting that you focus on one or two elephants and work on changing those situations. This makes things easier. So pick your elephant and then identify ways that you can take responsibility to change it.
Sometimes, it is simply stating the truth to the appropriate person and then allowing them to take responsibility for their actions. Then step back and wait for change to happen. Which elephant is getting in your way right now