It’s not hard to find bad news in the world we live in today. Pick up any newspaper, read news online, or flip the TV on, and you’ll be bombarded with stories of murder, war, famine, and violence. “According to Psychology Today, negative newscasts are more likely to make you sadder and more anxious, as well as intensifying your personal worries and anxieties.”
You wouldn’t put anything harmful into your body, and your mind needs to be treated with the same respect. Here are three tips to having a more positive diet for your mind:
Limit Your Exposure
While you shouldn’t bury your head in the sand and pretend that the whole world is a happy place, you don’t need to be repeatedly reminded that the economy is sinking; the United States is ready to go to war, and your hometown is rated in the top ten for violent crime.
Seek Out Inspirational Stories
Seek out stories of inspiring people who have been faced with challenges and emerged victorious. Today on the CNN website, I read an article about how music may help stave off dementia.
Redirect Your Focus
Instead of parking in front of the TV or computer, go outside and do some things you enjoy. Take a long walk, go for a bike ride, or visit friends. Get involved in church activities or helping organizations.
By having a more positive diet for your mind, you’ll be much happier, and ready to live your life to the fullest.