More stressed out than usual lately?

With everything that is going on in the world these days, I find myself more stressed and agitated.  My friend’s Facebook posts are full of information about  wars, plane crashes, corruption and crimes.

It’s important to know what is going on in the world, but it’s hard not to be affected by all of it. My solution? I do my best to avoid photos, the news on TV and anything with graphic imagery. I’m really sensitive to this stuff so I prefer to keep my news information in print and I check it out sparingly.

It’s hard to keep a positive attitude with everything that’s going on, the only way for me to do that is to avoid the majority of it or I feel like the end of the world is coming soon. I know there are many that are horrified that I choose to steer clear, but if I don’t it messes me up. I’m not saying ignorance is bliss, I’m saying that if you can’t handle it (like me), either steer clear or choose your poisons.

I have a fantasy that one day we’ll turn on the news and there will be nothing to report. That isn’t happening anytime soon but wouldn’t it be wonderful to have one day with no crime, suffering or wars?

When it comes to media and online news, pay attention to what sets you off and do your best to get your information in another form, we could all use less stress and a little more optimism.

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