Saturday, 9 February 2013

No news is Good.

When I am feeling down or negative over a period of days I find that if I can refrain from reading or watching any news, my mood will start to lift significantly. I try to go for weeks not catching up with whats going on, but eventually my curiosity gets the better of me and I end up back to the news, and back to wanting little updates to make me feel little bits of happy because now I know sometime new.

It's bizarre how obsessed we are all are with news. It makes us think the world is worse than it actually is since every story is about horrible things happening to humans. I don't want to know about horror car crashes, drownings, killings, breakins, assaults, and above all politics.

The longest I have gone without any news at all was three weeks. During that time my mood was stable, I was happy, I reconnected with the earth and nature, and people noticed my energy had changed.

Now I am going to attempt it again, and see how long I can go. People do find it strange though when I mention I no longer want to be connected to the news. "What, you want to bury your head in the sand?". So this time I'm not saying anything to anyone. I'm just going to be me and see what happens.

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