COVID-19 & Mental Health: Video #6 – Less News | limit doomscrolling
Watch less news. Do less doomscrolling. This is video #6 in a series I am doing on how how to have good mental health during this COVID-19 season we find ourselves in. The goal is to provide you with daily, simple, reproducible ways you can help your own mental health.
This video will be encouraging you to watch and read less news. Love to hear how you are balancing your news intake these days.
Added July 20th, 2021
There is a term that I learned this year called Doomscrolling. Click this link to read the article.
What do you think of the term doomscrolling?
An article at Merriam-Webster’s “Words We’re Watching” describes doomscrolling as “the tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news, even though that news is saddening, disheartening, or depressing.”
I think this term is very appropriate for the way some people consume news these days. As we head out of the covid season I would encourage you to limit the amount of news you consume each day.
Just like we make habits in our lives for exercise and healthy eating we need to make good habits around the consumption of news. These are my favourite books on habits. Click Here