When people say they’re going on a detox that means whatever they’ve have been doing is toxic. If it wasn’t toxic they wouldn’t need to detox from it.
People detox from all kinds of things. Drugs, alcohol, unhealthy food, social media, negative people and the news are a few that you hear a lot.
The funny thing is that some toxic stuff is fun and make life better when used in small doses.
- A glass of wine after dinner is amazing.
- A puff of cannabis in the morning feels great all day.
- Pizza and ice cream are incredible sometimes.
- Social media is a great way to stay in touch with old friends.
- There’s nothing wrong with watching a little news.
But too much of any of these fun/toxic things makes you sick. So how about enjoying toxic things… but only a little bit?
The News – Many of us are struggling mentally with the news. It been unrelenting over the last few years. It seems every day a new cataclysmic event pops off.
But what happens when you tell someone (or yourself) to stop watching the news? They say “I know! But I need to keep up with what’s going on in the world.”
I get that, but I’d also suggest that you don’t need to watch the news morning, noon and night to keep up with what’s happening.
So here’s a ‘detox from the news’ negotiation for you. I’d suggest that you can stay up with current events by watching the news a maximum of thirty minutes a day. I’d guess it would be best to watch in the evening after the days events are done.
If you’re doing great right now and your life feels good keep doing what you’re doing. Hat’s off to ya. But if you’re sick from binging on news all day here’s the challenge.
- Limit your news consumption to 30 minutes a day. Preferably evenings.
- Recognize that any more than that and you’re behaving in a toxic manner.
Half an hour of news in the evening is all you need to keep up with what’s going on. Any more than that and you are choosing to behave in a toxic way. And if you’re going to be toxic all day I’d suggest eating ice cream. At least it tastes good.
That’s it. Companion video here.