Bad news overload. That’s what’s going on with me right now. Feeling totally drained by it. I’m desperate to avoid the news right now. How about you?
The news this week has been filled with horrific stories. Large scale human tragedies are unfolding. Gaza. MH17. Terrible stories where the loss of life has been great. Whole families wiped out. Children dying. And all for no reason in my book.
As I get older these sort of stories affect me more. I don’t know why. It could be because I’m a mother now. And being a mother has made me even more aware of the world around me.
I’m trying to censor what I see, but news outlets are filled with this important, but sad news. The same with my Twitter stream and Facebook feed. Hard to escape it outside of retreating into a cave without TV and WiFi. And that’s so not going to happen. For me at least.
So what I’m going to do is think about what is good about the world. Play my favorite music loud. And I may even sing along. (Apologies to everyone around me.) And I retreat into my happy place. My happy place is the beach. For right now photos and videos will have to do.
How do you handle the bad news overload?
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