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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

30 Day Wellness Challenge Day 6: Turning Off The News

For Day Six of the Challenge, I decided to decrease the amount of time I was obsessing over the news.  I stopped watching the news years ago in a bid to lower my stress levels.  I didn't miss it as information always wended its way to me eventually.  Then, a few weeks ago or possibly a few months ago (my tired brain doesn't remember any more), lured by the avalanche of world events, I started keeping up with the news and fell promptly down the rabbit hole.  This could be quite the task I've set for myself especially in the light of current events.  For the last couple of weeks, it seemed like there was one revelation every hour.  I am sure you know what I'm alluding to.  I ended up staying up later than is healthy, my brain whirling nonstop. I started experiencing FOMO for the first time in my life. When I would finally go to bed, I would lie there feeling frustrated, annoyed, overwhelmed and I don't even live in the country (ies) where these events were taking place!    So it's time to dial down my consumption of the news.  I know that, if it is important, I'll find out sooner or later.   I am not saying that the best route is to be an ostrich.  For example, for tragedies unfolding on the other side of the world, instead of obsessing over every single news report, I have to recognize that the most I can do is make a donation to the relevant aid agency and send out prayers of well wishes.  How do you handle the news?

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