Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, etc. The list goes on and on. They can be oh so helpful, and a real lifeline to someone with any serious illness, but they can just as easily drag you down. Especially in an election year. Your Facebook newsfeed can be worse than any political debate or news program. Not just opinion, but down right mud slinging.
Or, like recently, when a tragedy occurs, the news is everywhere you turn. Speculation about the killer and his / her motivation to commit such a crime. Arguments about why the person committing the crime was not stopped sooner. Arguments and division over whatever laws were broken and how they should be changed or not changed. And on, and on until that’s all you hear and think about. Empathy aside, all that negativity isn’t good for anyone, let alone for someone who needs to focus on healing. What you read and think about can have a huge impact on you physically. Take a break from the news, at least the daily negative reports , and I promise the world will keep right on spinning without you there to hear about it. However, you will feel much better not worrying about the latest political battle, or what country is bombing their neighbor. I’m not suggesting you permanently stay oblivious, but just take a break. Give it a try, take a few hours off, or maybe even a day off from the news and social media. Unfollow or maybe even unfriend those people or news outlets who constantly post negative information and see if it makes a difference for you.