Overwhelmed by the News

Twenty-Four hour news is such a bad idea. We get inundated constantly with information and the news is generally negative in nature. When is there ever any good news? They don’t have time to report that. I always said I would subscribe to a station that showed only good news. It would be so refreshing to hear about people who do good things for each other, not just as an aside or filler to all the bad news that gets reported. That would be fair and balanced don’t ya think?

Problem is it is so easy to get caught up in the world’s tragedies and the quagmire of our government that it adds to one’s depression. Makes me want to stay in bed! Where is the hope? I’m not saying we need  news “lite” or should minimize what is going on in the world. Perhaps it is just too much for some of us to handle in large doses. I know I can’t take too much, because I tend to internalize it and hold it. I can’t walk around with the weight of the world on me, I can’t carry it, I can’t change the world. I can only influence my little circle. Since the news rarely addresses my issues, perhaps I should just shut it off altogether. I feel like that would be the putting my head in the sand approach.

It is of course all about finding balance. As usual. If someone who has depression has been able to find a balance without being overwhelmed by the news, I’d love to hear about it.

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4 responses to “Overwhelmed by the News

  1. I completely agree with you. I must admit I don’t watch much news. I tend to focus on the weather. Sometimes I watch more than that, but when I find it getting too depressing and overwhelming, I do shut it off. It may be burying my head in the sand, but it is better than getting depressed.

  2. I completely agree! I hardly watch the news – unless I ge a pop-up to some “breaking news” i subscribed to back when I could handle it…i am with Brenda – I check the weather, mostly because I can’t stand all this rain – it’s continuing my winter blues…I want outside – that’s what I was hoping would make all my sadness go away…but so have other things…including frends wo don’t want o hea my troubles anymore. I can’t blame them – I am a black cloud – who would want to be around thunder???

  3. excuse the typos…hard to type in the dark…….but you all can get the meaning – even if words are missing letters…i just wanna be a better me and have friends not be afraid to talk to me because i just might bring them down…just like the “news”…make sense?

  4. It has become easier for me to just not turn the TV or radio on and then I don’t know all the bad news. I engross myself in books that I choose to read. Believe it or not, I’m not even watching Oprah!

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