Things that get me stressed: The News

I’m doing something a little different in this post; normally I talk about stress, what causes it, what makes it worse and ways you can reduce or manage it. But this time I am going to be talking about something that stresses me out personally and as you might have guessed from the title, this post is all about the news.

The news is very important; it helps us keep in touch with the world and keeps us up to date with what is going on both at home and abroad. But I have to say that a lot of the stuff that comes on the news really gets me down.

  • People getting sick
  • People getting hurt
  • People dying
  • People killing other people
  • People suffering
  • People starving
  • People dying of thirst
  • Power hungry people
  • People with no power both literal and figurative
  • War
  • Pollution
  • Corruption
  • It goes on

Not a very happy list I know. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes happy things make it on the news too, but not that often, I guess because too much good news becomes boring.

When you see something like that list above too often you start to lose hope, at least I do. This why I don’t watch the news every day; I do watch it every now and then because I want to know what is going on in the world, but I have my own bad news quota and once I reach that quota I stop watching the news for a while. Sometimes I get scared that with such an erratic news watching schedule, I might miss something important. But luckily though, up until now whenever something really big or important happens I get to hear about it, either from my friends or my family.

The news is important, but it is also important that there is still good in this world. The world is a BIG place, filled with good, bad and everything in between. It’s important to know the bad stuff so you know what to look out for, and it is just as important to remember the good too, to keep yourself sane!

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