I don't like reading the news.
Although for a long time, I was ashamed to say that.
I still see my primary school teacher look down on me because I told him I'd rather go to the theatre than watch the news. He made it clear to me that 'intelligent people watch the news and read papers, not plays'…
But I just couldn't do it without worrying, without nightmares, without being stressed. Not then and not now.
(Recognize this? Hi fellow sensitive person!!)
In the past weeks, I was so tempted to keep checking.
Isn't it crazy how easily addictive it is to watch and read the news, and how much brain space it can take?
Honestly, if I'd just leave it to my impulses, I'd be reading the news in four languages every day and comparing stats and graphs ;-)
Luckily I know what to do to not fall into this trap, this might help you too.
These are my go-to instant practices:
What's your favorite way to pull yourself out of bad-news-overwhelm!