I have information overload. Several years ago I made a decision to limit my news watching-it had always led me to feel so sad, anxious and fearful. BUT now, with lives at risk, so many policy changes on the daily, how can we NOT stay informed? I was watching daily updates and found myself completely absorbed-but i realized I also, felt like crap (flashback). It can be so overwhelming with so much media thrown in our faces that seem to fill us with fear and pain.
I read an article the other day that those in the media have a saying "if it bleeds, it leads". UGH. Seriously? Most of the news that I see through various forms-articles, social media feeds and what people are sending me through private messaging-I find myself questioning-what is real and what is not?
Then I ask myself-WHY are we drawn to this madness and negativity and why does it affect us so much AND how does it really affect us...So I did some digging. Long story short, our brains were wired to notice the bad stuff. BUT this non-stop negative media is terrible for us on so many levels. It affects our mindset, our emotions and our health. This constant negativity we allow into our minds can literally decrease our immunity, increase our stress levels and reduce our ambition. NOT the time for ANY of that, especially right now.
So how can we reduce this negativity and still be informed?
After some more digging, talking with like-minded people and doing some soul searching internally; here are some ideas to consider:
First; review and evaluate where are you getting your information? Who are you watching? I am not saying don't watch the news or turn a blind eye to the suffering and pain in the world-I am saying maybe choose a source that provides the facts WITH empathy. Choose the source that shares the pain and suffering (because its real and we need to know) but also offers hope.
Can you challenge yourself to see the hope and light through all the darkness. I know this seems hard-but if we are continuously focusing on the bad and then negative its going to take us down a dark path. We must be the seekers of the light. Think-law of attraction-focus on the BAD and that is all you will see and attract in your life, focus on the GOOD and that is all you will see and attract into your life.
Choose to watch/read/listen to your selected news source for a limited time each day. Take what you need, leave what you don't. AND do NOT let this be the last thing you put into your head before you go to bed. Our subconscious is super powerful my friends, and it works overtime as we sleep. Yes, the world seems scary-but our subconscious can not determine what is real and what is fake. I make a conscious effort to have my last thoughts be on the positive-mostly now falling asleep to peaceful meditations I find on audible or YouTube.
LOOK for the good news, the inspiring heart centered stories, look for the lovers, the selfless and the givers. Decide that for every negative piece of information you take in, that you will choose FIVE positive, good, happy pieces of information to store in that brain of yours. This will fill your heart, give you hope and raise your vibration. This will help decrease those negative affects -you know when your heart races, you start sweating because your reading something awful-then your child asks you an innocent question and you snap because you are filled with anger, fear or some-other sabotaging emotion? Wouldn't it be a better choice to fill yourself with tears of joy, compassion and hope so that it doesn't affect the ones you love?
I would love to hear from you on how you are choosing to remain positive during this time.
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