Rejuvenate Your Spirits  

rm_lovelyLady 64F
552 posts
8/7/2005 10:29 am
Rejuvenate Your Spirits

Been feeling stressed out after watching or reading the news lately? A "news fast" - avoiding news on the television, newspaper or the Internet for a few days or even a week - may help renew your spirits. It is a good way to gauge how you react to and process news, and how the news affects you.

If it seems outlandish, consider the following:

* Both local and national network news have increased their emphasis on crime, even as U.S. crime rates continue to decline. This is particularly true of local news.
* Studies show that violence, death and other negative images can provoke changes in mood and aggravate anxiety, sadness and depression.
* Feelings of depression and sadness can lead to a negative view of your own life.

Perceiving the world as violent, unsafe and hostile can have negative effects on your body, as well. By taking a news fast, you can develop a more conscious relationship with the media - and promote greater mental calm within yourself. The goal is to spend less time being anxious and over-stimulated, and more time in harmonious mental states. Your body will function better. Give it a try!
Daily tip from Dr

HornyMan_onLI34 46M

8/7/2005 12:35 pm

Fear is a weapon employed in the media and politics every day. Not merely a weapon violent criminals. I agree with the Dr. on this. We're all better off taking a realistically look at why there's so much crime and "fear" driven stories on the news; because it gets your attention and therefore, it sells their shows.

pASSionwantd2 50M
1316 posts
8/7/2005 5:50 pm

Great post!I have stopped reading and watching anything about the world for about Six Month's.I only catch a glimpse on my home page,click.I used to be a Gotta Know person with New's and Reality show's.It's Funny when your not in the Know,coworker's,family,friend's all they ask is the same thing everyday.Did you see Idol?or the chase?Damm ,another 22 servicemen dead!!!!!It will alway's be the same old shit,just different flyzz!
Sex is the Only topic which I care for,lol.

MsLoveRose 33F  
2432 posts
8/12/2005 4:28 pm

if they make a point to bring out the good in the news...then i will be more satisfied....and driven to watch it!!

live more, laugh often, love much

rm_lovelyLady 64F
434 posts
8/13/2005 9:33 am

HornyMan_onLI34 Yes, I had noticed this a while back, and it has seemed to be worse since 9/11. Repeat, repeat, repeat........ over and over and.......... I very rarely listen to the news now........ besides the fact that they repeat, they are now giving truely disgusting details that should not be given...... I think it gives the bad people bad ideas ................
This kind of news might get someones attention but it just reminds me to turn the darn thing off........

pASSionwantd2 Yes, besides the news, there is just so much garbage on the TV........ I can't remember the last time I saw something "inspiring" ....... I guess it was probably something on one of our local public stations.

sunrisegirl1983 What a concept.......... Good news......... Yes that would probably make a difference....... Imagine it if you can - 30 to 60 minutes of good news............. heheh
thanks for making me smile at that thought sunrise.......

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