Are you as tired of all of the bad news out there as I am? It turns out that too much exposure to negative news, whether that’s from watching on TV, reading it on line, or listening on your commute all contribute to anxiety and depression. It feeds into our natural inclination to focus on things that are negative and life threatening.
According to an interview with British psychologist Graham Davey in the Huffington Post “Negative news can significantly change an individual’s mood — especially if there is a tendency in the news broadcasts to emphasize suffering and also the emotional components of the story.”
So where do you turn instead? Here are some great sites to be inspired and encouraged:
Washington Post’s Inspired Life – chock full of good news and interesting stories
The Good News Network – This site has been around even before it was cool to be all positive and optimistic.
Soul Pancake – Had enough cats singing? Check out the videos at Soul Pancakes YouTube channel.
Tiny Buddha – Blog site focused on happy living. And who doesn’t want that?
The Utopian Life – Filled with well researched articles to help you think better and live better.
The Happiness Project – Maybe you’ve read Gretchen Reuben’s book or listened to her podcasts. She’s all about creating happiness deliberately.
Eydis – An online magazine geared to living your best life. Oh, and I write for this one on a regular basis!