What we consume affects us. This is the food we eat, the TV we watch, what we read, who we talk to, and so on.
When I was a child, the daily news was turned on during dinner every night. Growing up in a family of six, it was usually easy to ignore most of the news stories by talking to others at the table. I liked to watch toward the end of the broadcast because that was when the ‘feel good’ type stories were emphasized.
When I grew up and lived by myself, I continued the tradition of watching the daily news. I thought I would find comfort in this, but I found myself in tears many nights. I would turn off the TV before the news had even finished because I just couldn’t handle the stream of negative stories.
I felt as though I had to watch the news to know what was going on in the world. Then I began grad school in addition to having both a full time job and a part time job.
With everything in my busy schedule, I wasn’t home in time for the news any more. I noticed something interesting; if there was something important going on in the world, I still found out about it. People tend to discuss these things in abundance. Have you ever heard of something called COVID? Exactly.
There was another change too: I was happier. Just the simple act of keeping away from the daily news affected me in a positive way.
What do you consume each day either by choice or by habit?
Do these consumptions enhance your life or would you like to make some changes? Comment below and let us know.
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