Breaking News! How many times a day do you see this headline? We are living in turbulent times and it just might be taking a toll on our well being, our health, and ultimately our lives. I think I can assume that everyone is overwhelmed from the ongoing developments of our national political scene and the world at large. There are countless reasons to be shaken and stressed and feel buried under the rubble of the media’s take on it all. The wildfire of conflict and questioning and anger and fear is at an all time high as “Breaking News” slams us every day. And it doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon. In fact, I don’t think it will.
So I ask you this question:
“How are you taking care of yourself, these days?”
I know I have spent too many nights consumed in watching or reading tv interviews, breaking news pieces, or interesting bylines that suck me in online. And as important as it is for us all to be informed and involved in our domestic and global events, it is also just as vital that we keep a healthy boundary line on it all and be aware of how this mess and our involvement in it is impacting our lives.
I think it is imperative we practice some mindful and intentional steps to manage the stress, ultimately helping us contribute to the discussion and the involvement of the unfolding headlines that seem to never end.
We simply must take some action to clear our heads, so we can all survive this madness.
I explored five specific steps to take that will help you feel more grounded and better able to manage the stress of it all more effectively, over at Her View From Home. I would love for you to drop by to read my post and pass it on, so others can also be helped and reminded to take care of themselves during these turbulent times.
Click HERE to read the article.
Ohhh! I love that site. I will be very happy to read you there.
I was thinking about self-care just today because I had therapy this morning. And sometimes I get nervous about it, but then I got excited because it was my time and my space.
Oh therapy is the greatest indulgence in self care there ever was! Good for YOU honey! No wonder why you’re posts are so wise and evolving… 🙂
lisa thomson says
This brings to mind that I was advised to avoid news on television for a full week and see how I felt after that week was over. It’s true that I am more at ease emotionally. I will pop over and read your article, Chris. Great topic!
Ooooh, that is a great challenge Lisa! Maybe I should do that. I struggle with wanting to know what is going on- with so much at stake, it’s SO hard to not watch the news! (World News only for me- local is awful.)
Janine Huldie says
Heading over now to check out your awesome advice. Thanks Chris!! 😉
Aw Thanks so much for always taking the time to read my posts, Janine! You’re such a loyal friend. <3
Alison Hector says
This is so timely, Chris! I have been head first into all of the news over the last few months and it has done me no good whatsoever. I am now being very selective in what I read (I don’t look at TV news), and just today I chose to make some time for myself to get my hair and nails together. It is April, after all! I can’t be walking around looking like a tree monster! LOL But seriously, I cosign fully about the need to make self-care a permanent part of our wellness practice. If we don’t, we pay a very high price, and unnecessarily. Thanks for sharing this, Chris!
Well good for YOU Alison! I bet you look LOVELY! (I need to do that STAT. lol)
Your perspective is always so helpful, Alison. It’s good to know I am going in the right direction with this piece. 🙂
I loved reading this, CC. I have been news-free since October. Not that I’ve stuck my head in the sand. True, I don’t know what’s meant by #resist, and I didn’t even know Tom Brady’s jersey had been stolen. However, I’ve been able to see things clearly from a centrist standpoint, free of blue and red filters.
I see people being mean to each other on both sides of me, but I also see kindness. I’m also striving to be part of that kindness, and I’m seeing more similarities than probably both sides would like to admit. It’s a more peaceful place, where my words can flow and not have to try and stem the tide of one side or another.
Your self-care tips work perfectly with that.
I love how your take on it and how handle it all, Eli. I’m not surprised either, my friend. 🙂 Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by to read it. It’s soooo nice to see you! XO
Lynn Simpson says
Very wise and timely article Christine. I’m actually traveling in States currently and see there are a lot of news channels! I canceled my television many years ago but agree that we still need to stay informed which I do more through radio news and online news papers. That way seems less invasive and I can filter it more than television news. Off to read your article!
Ah, that is so cool that you canceled your tv!! You are SO. Smart. I bet you have tons of time to do much better things that are more worthwhile than watching the news there. Not to mention all the entertaining shows we get hooked on that suck up all our time! BOTH of which suck me in often. Sigh..