At times I have felt the need to take a break from the news which is rather difficult as I am a consummate news junkie. I believe in being informed.
Then inevitably a day comes when the information interferes with the being.
It is not that there is no good news happening in the world. I would submit that there is more good than bad happening on any given day. It simply is not broadcast.
Or one must look a little harder to find the good news broadcasters.
So I have stopped reading the newspaper. I also deleted several news apps on my phone and canceled a variety of notifications. To say I was obsessing over the news was an understatement.
But it isn’t enough to simply refrain from something. So I did some research to find a replacement.
Here is what I found:
So here is what I did:
I downloaded the News Republic app. I turned off all of the notifications from its news sources. Then I customized it by adding the RSS feeds for the Good News Network, Positive News, Yes! magazine, my blogs, MWR, etc.
So now when I click on the News Republic app I have a nice screen of good news. I also get notifications during the day. News Republic also learns my preferences and creates a personal profile.
Benefits so far?
I am happier. I am less depressed. I have a better perspective on what is happening. I am not as angry.
And my creative muse has returned.
Now that is good news!