The Latest Fox News Headlines
“One in Four Students, Young Adults Binge Drink”
“Toxic Sludge Flood Wreaks Havoc in Hungary”
“Teen Stuck by Lightning in Critical Condition”
After reading all those headlines, you can’t tell me that something positive came as a result. Unfortunately, millions of Americans rely heavily on these news sources to keep them “up-to-date” on what’s happening across the globe. What’s even worse is most people actually shape their views about the world based off these news sources.
Now don’t get me wrong, I think it is vital to be informed about what is going on in the world. However, I don’t think it is healthy to watch and rely on these news sources. All the news talks about is the most recent horrific terrorist attack or the top murder case.
If you allow the news to consume your mind, all that will come as a result are negative thoughts. I find it hard to believe that someone can watch the news every day and still remain positive about life.
I recently fell into the trap of watching the news every day for several weeks. At first I was excited to be so informed and in tune with what was going on in the world. Then, after a couple weeks of this my optimistic outlook on life began to dwindle rapidly. I slowly started to think that we were on the verge of a terrorist attack and that the world would end soon.
Being the extreme optimist that I am, I recognized how grim reality was beginning to look as a result of the news. Upon this realization, I haven’t turned on CNN ever since and my life is back to feeling great.
As cheesy as it may sound, this is the reality for many people who get consumed by the television every day. All I am suggesting is to watch where you get your news from and take everything they tell you with a grain of salt.
Take it for what it’s worth and make the decision to focus on more positive influences in your life. Instead of worrying about what’s happening on the news, try something like exercising or reading or anything other than the news!