It’s something most of us are struggling with that is only worsened by the rapid 24-hour news cycle. Here are just a few ways to ensure that negative news doesn’t weigh you down.
Set A Time To Watch And Read The News
Instead of being slowly bombarded by the news all day long, schedule 30 to 60 minutes each day to watch or read the news. This should not be the first thing you do when you wake up or the last thing you do when you go to bed.
Embrace Your Power
If the news leaves you feeling powerless, embrace your power. You can do this a variety of ways such as volunteering in your local community, donating a small amount (even $5) a month to non-profits you believe in, writing your elected officials, and more.
Read The Good News Too
It can be easy to forget but there is more good in the world than not, so be sure to read the good news too. I say read because the news we watch has minimal uplifting stories sprinkled in. Head to sites like Thrive Global, Good News Network, and USA Today Humankind for positive stories.
Last but not least, take time for self-care to help maintain balance.