I want to help you not just survive, but THRIVE in these crazy times. Here is your daily dose of inspiration – because if we set our compass right, we can sail through this!
“Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine” Lord Byron
Tip # 16: Limit your exposure to the news
It is important to be informed. Of course. However it is ALSO important to cultivate a mindset that is positive, powerful and generous. The news delivers us important information, but often presented in a way that is made more ‘entertaining’ by amplifying the drama of it. This week try to reduce the amount of news you absorb on TV, radio and newspapers (as well as ‘news’ you consume in endless social media scrolling).
Too much passive consumption of the drama of the news tends to amplify feelings of fear, powerlessness and lack – the very opposites of the abundant, creative and optimistic states of mind that will propel you forward into the life you are envisioning for yourself.
There is no amount of time we are prescribing – but try to be mindful when you are watching/ listening/reading things this week… how is it making me feel? If the impact of the news is beginning to drag you down, walk away from it this week. Instead work on building the mental muscle to be able to deliberately move your attention to something that uplifts you – Something that will energise you and move you forward.
Resilient by Rick Hanson
Your key to lasting happiness, self-love and inner peace
‘A master of his craft’ – Prof Mark Williams, bestselling author of Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world
Rick Hanson is known for his trademark blend of neuroscience, positive psychology and contemplative practices. In Resilient, he explains how to build the very foundations of well-being by harnessing the power of positive experiences to build an unshakeable core.