A controversial title on a website about finding inner peace and mental wellbeing deserves a thorough and careful explanation of why it is on a site like this.
When in a place of deep depression and anxiety your thoughts all tend to be negative, things feel that they have all gone wrong and it is possible that the way your life has CURRENTLY turned out in your present situtaion has made you dispondent about life in general so, may I ask, would watching the mainstream news make you feel better or worse about life?
If you really observe what is on the news you will find that the majority of the content reports negative things happening around the globe.
Murder, war, riots, rape, poverty, starvation , corruption, economic greed but all topped off with a sprinkling of a happy story about a fireman being honoured for his hard work. Now the world is sunshine and rainbows again…isn’t it?!
If you already think your perspective of life is bad then watching the news will only reenforce your belief.
The truth is the world is more beautiful than it is dark, I went to Colombia and its only when you start to travel for yourself you see that for yourself and why I believe it should be a goal for every person to try to achieve and strive towards.
If your situation is negative already what is the news doing to your healing process?
My point is that if your mind is already distrubed by negativity watching something like this will make you feel worse and will also program your mind to be fearful of the world, people, the future and things that seem so horrific that the only feelings from watching it will make you feel worse and not better about YOUR current situation.
Be careful what you allow your mind to feed upon
Being aware of the information you allow your mind to process is an important part of your healing process.
If you are filling your mind with positive ideas, laughter and enjoyment you are going to start to notice a change in your wellbeing. Watch comedies, see youtube videos that are joyful and show human nature at its best.
Alternatively fill it with negativity, what is wrong with the world and another person’s negative opinion about a current situation you are not going to improve your health.
Try it out, switch it off for two weeks
Don’t take my word for it, switch the news off for just two weeks, change the channel when it comes on tv, go outside into nature or do something else that you find enjoyable and see if you notice a difference in your overall wellbeing.
You may notice others talking about current events and how terrible they are. Are they really so terrible? Are they really affecting your life? Do you really need to know about horrific events if you can not do anything to improve the situation? Once you are in a better place maybe YOU CAN change something that upsets you (for example, I want to make information about self healing of the mind easier to access and thus this website was born.)
Is the news bad for your mental health?
Once you have tried it out for two weeks and replaced the news with something positive please comment in the box below and tell me if it has had any improvement on your way of thinking.