Does reading the news make you anxious? How can I stay grounded, while staying informed?
The way news is presented to us is a part of this problem. The way I read it doesn’t help. How can I fix this, and live a healthy and informed life?
From My Article on This Topic:
In a 24 hour news cycle, there are new distressing details to digest every new digit displayed on a digital clock. Our industrial, capitalist world worked itself hard enough to propel us into an “instantaneous world”.
News is now able to travel far and wide within an instant. The popularity of each story is affected by a myriad of variables, all being tracked and leveraged to garner more attention. Each article is a different snowball, rolling over us all until it stands a behemoth, demanding attention and looming over our mental capacity and focus.
Our news has become a never ending adventure narrative, most often chartered on waters of negativity and fear.
To combat this cycle of negativity, we have to understand a few things. The first is why the news is so stressful and negative. Then, we have to learn ways to incorporate news into our life without being so heavily impacted by it.
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