Disconnect From Main Stream Media

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Day 9 – 31 Ways To Overcome Burnout

How much of your day is spent in front of a computer, TV or reading the newspaper?

I used to watch the news religiously, but I have not watched it for a few years now. I don’t need to know about every murder, robbery or sad event that is happening locally or around the world. Very rarely can watch the news and feel uplifted or enlightened.

Shocking news sells papers, good news will very rarely make it to the front page. Getting caught up in all the sad stories drains your energy. Getting angry at those that do the wrong thing is taxing on your emotions.

I don’t live in a bubble completely ignorant to world events. A quick glance at MSM homepage and a scroll through my Facebook newsfeed lets me know when significant events are occurring. I like to know what is going on, I just don’t want to focus on all the nasty details.

How many shows do you watch on TV regularly that you really enjoy? Do they trigger a negative reaction or make you angry? Pick one or two shows each week and make time to sit down for them, then scrap the rest.

Your precious spare time could be used for things that uplift you and make you feel good.

– Learn a new skill

– Do some craft

– Phone a friend

– Read a good book

– Create a vision board 

– Find a fabulous new recipe

– Menu plan

– Apply a face mask

– Take a relaxing bath

– Go for a walk or do some stretches

– Declutter a drawer or cupboard.

Whatever you choose, make sure it is something you really enjoy and will make you feel better.

What you focus on expands, so spend time doing things you love. Your future will thank you.

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