WHY I PURPOSELY AVOID THE NEWS.

 

It sounds like a harsh title, but its true. I purposely avoid the news.

When national disasters/general elections are happening, things that affect our future, I stay a bit more clued up on what’s going on in the world. On an everyday basis, I don’t watch it, ever. Most times, my news source is Twitter (how 2017 of me). But in fact, social media is really great at keeping up with whats going on in the world, and you have the choice of what you want to read.

Whenever I’ve managed to catch the news at a relatives house, I’m always left with such a yucky feeling. I really dislike the constant negativity it breeds. There are so many amazing things happening in the world, but 99% of stories featured are the horrible ones, the ones that leave you sad for mankind. You rarely see the success stories. To be honest, it feels like such a negative place for me. I really like to live positively, and because I’m extremely sensitive, I can get down if I get sucked into an extremely sad news story, and it can stay with me for days after and really affect my lifestyle. I’m lucky in that I don’t suffer the way most people in parts of the world do, and I don’t take that for granted.

(That’s not to say I’m not partial to the odd browse of the Daily Mail. Celebrity gossip is where I’m at. It’s definitely a guilty pleasure of mine.)

Some might say its me being blissfully ignorant, and to a degree I suppose your right. But with spending so much time online plus listening to the radio, I’m not clueless with the world. I know what’s happening. I have more than the vague idea, I really just don’t want to listen to it every night.

Do you watch the news?

 

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  • I get what you mean, the news can be really depressing. Most times, it’s actually really depressing. I get most of my news from Twitter as well and even with that, I still get sad. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

    • Sometimes I have to step away from social media as it can feel a bit too much too xx

  • I am so glad someone else feels the same! It puts me in such a down mood, there is just so much negativity and I always feel like the stories and style of reporting is actually aimed at frightening people. I also find out most news on Twitter haha! I feel like it is mostly relevant to us, and you can choose to explore it more if you want. I don’t think there is anything wrong in choosing what to absorb. I was speaking to my Grandma yesterday about the crazy world, and she said it has always been this way, but the media brings it that much closer, you feel like you can’t detach yourself from it. You have gotta protect your energy 🙂 Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

    • That is so true! Very well said from your grandma, in these days now it feels like it’s everywhere and you just can’t escape it! x

  • I totally know where you’re coming from and couldn’t agree more with you! The news always spouts so much negativity and try to scare monger everyone. They blow things way out of proportion and always seem to make matters worse. Whenever I’m at home and my mum has it on, I have to do an eyeroll and just laugh at how awfully pathetic it is haha xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • They really do try to scare people, maybe because it gets people watching and interested! xx

  • Natalie McVeigh

    I’m so glad someone else feels the same as I do! I used to watch the news more at home with my parents because they did but since getting married, some people used to accuse my husband and I of living in our own wee bubble cos we watched comedy shows & movies most nights rather than watch the news but I don’t care. As you say, its always the negative things that are broadcasted and I think as long as we have an idea of the main big things that are happening, I don’t feel like it’s really necessary for me to know every single thing that’s going on.

    • I think living in a bubble sounds like a fantastic idea! I definitely do. xx

  • I feel you, I only watch the news when I go home to see my family and it always leaves me witch such a bad feeling, everything they talk about is so negative and whilst we have to acknowledge all these wars and horrible things that are going one, I also think it is important to make sure other more positive and encouraging news are being share which is so not the case right now! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

    • That is so true, it’s just the constant negativity is so depressing! x

  • I used to watch the news all the time, but now, like you, I only watch the news when it has to do with a current important election. I do get some important news notifications sent to my phone, but I can’t watch the news. The news is 90% terrible things happening in the world. It makes me feel so sad an helpless, and it’s not a feeling I can bear to have all the time. Great post love xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

    • I feel exactly the same! I’m so glad it’s not just me! xx

  • Diana Maria

    I’m the same way. I feel as though the news stations constantly play over the same topic, and there is rarely any positivity in the news! I stay as up to date and aware as I can, but I don’t enjoy watching the news either. It feels like a lot of it is biased as well, like CNN and other similar networks, it leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth! You’re definitely not the only one xx

    Sending light & love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

  • I couldn’t agree more!

    Keep calm and Start Writing ~
    http://www.23millymay25.blogspot.co.uk

  • Jo Aguilera

    I totally agree, I hate filling my mind with all of that negative energy! XOXO

    http://www.sipsandstyleblog.com

  • The Sunday Mode

    I don’t watch the news either, it’s absolutely filled with every possible bad thing in the world and honestly, does anyone ever come away from watching the news actually feeling good? Because it just depresses me.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode