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  • Writer's pictureTina Chan

Choosing Positivity Over Media Negativities

Today, I find myself reflecting on the overwhelming presence of media, particularly social media, in our lives and the undeniable impact it has on our thoughts and perceptions. It's become increasingly evident how the constant stream of information can sometimes be overwhelmingly negative and detrimental to our mental well-being. This has led me to make a conscious decision to limit my exposure to such negativities and instead focus on the positive news and content that can improve my outlook on the world.

The media landscape, especially on platforms like social media, is inundated with stories of conflict, tragedy, division, and sensationalism. While it's important to stay informed about the world, it's equally vital to recognize the toxicity that excessive exposure to such content can introduce into our lives. The constant barrage of negative news can lead to feelings of fear, anxiety, and hopelessness.

In recent times, I've noticed how this steady diet of negativity has influenced the way I perceive the world. It can distort reality, making it seem as though the world is filled with nothing but crises and despair. It's almost as if there is a relentless drumbeat of doom and gloom, drowning out the many positive and hopeful aspects of life.

Recognizing this, I've decided to take control of my media consumption. I've started to curate my news sources and social media feeds, actively seeking out content that highlights positive stories, solutions, and the beauty of the world. By doing so, I hope to foster a more balanced perspective on the world and protect my mental well-being.

It's not about burying my head in the sand or ignoring real issues. Instead, it's a conscious effort to regain control over the information that bombards me daily. This choice allows me to engage with the world more constructively and to maintain a sense of hope and optimism.

I've found that focusing on positive news stories and uplifting content has a profound impact on my outlook. It reminds me that countless individuals and organizations are working tirelessly to make the world a better place. It highlights the resilience and compassion of humanity, serving as a source of inspiration and motivation.

I understand that the world is not perfect, and there will always be challenges to face. However, by choosing positivity and reducing my exposure to media negativities, I am better equipped to contribute positively to the world, support the causes I care about, and maintain a healthy state of mind. It's a small step toward nurturing a more optimistic and balanced perspective on life.

TRUTH: the food we eat will affect our mind, body and soul.


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