Calming Storms

Calming the Storms of News

(Image from NPR)

Do you ever wonder when life got so complicated?  Or, maybe it’s the way life has always been and you’re just feeling it now? 

It’s a question I’ve been asking lately.  When I read, listen to or watch current events, I have a sense that things are going to –  H E double hockey sticks and heading there quickly.  There seems to be so much going on in the world that screams TROUBLE.

When I pay attention, I notice that not only does my mind react to the news but my body does as well. I can feel my body tense and notice a change in my breathing.  Sure signs of stress and anxiety.  Time to do something different and so I do.

I’m interested to learn if you have a similar experience and if so, what you do.  How do you mange life’s complications?

3 thoughts on “Calming the Storms of News

  1. I’ve stopped watching a great deal of what used to be news, now it’s commentary. Walter Cronkite reported non-biased events, without personal drama. So to keep myself from being tense I simply don’t watch.
    Ignorance is bliss.

  2. I’ve learned to pick and choose what I want to be informed, if I let it all in at once I’m overwhelmed and stressed. So while I’m not informed about everything, I am informed about issues and events that catch my interest.

    Doing this has helped me tremendously.

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