If you find yourself being upset by politics out there, or the negative news, or the ‘fake news’ – any sort of stuff like that, maybe it’s time to give yourself a break: you might want to back off from social media.
I know on Facebook and Twitter there's all sorts of stuff about politics, and arguments about who said what, who didn't say what, why they didn’t say what, who's doing what against who, and who's banging heads against each other. It’s a lot of commotion and noise. The same thing is true in the news: it's like negative news for the first twenty-five minutes, and the last five minutes they've got this sweet story...but the first twenty-five are like, “Wow!” It really leaves you scratching your head...
A psychologist friend of mine recently asked me, “Are you stressed out? Because I'm getting really busy with a lot of people that are stressed out. They're getting freaked out about what's happening out in the world!” I said, “I don't really take it too seriously...I know it's happening, but I really try not to take it too seriously just for that reason!”
So back off from the social media; back off from the news. If you’re having anxiety, if you're stressed out...back off from it. Step away. Unplug. Relax. Go for a walk. Read a book. Give yourself a break, take it easy, and have a great week.
See you next week!