My advice? Reprogram your brain to soothe your heart.
Advice I need to take to heart (see what I did there?) Okay - cheap shot, but worthy of reflection.
Just a few days ago I posted a video of Benjamin Hardy telling us how our brains work, or don't, as the case might be, and how to be a high hope person.
So what did I do yesterday? While doing my morning routine of journaling, checking my agenda for the day, prayer, and spiritual reading, I actually wrote "yuck" next to one of the items on my schedule for the day. It was defrosting the large upright freezer in the barn - a task I'm obviously not fond of doing.
By the time I finished my spiritual reading, I thought to myself, "What the hell is wrong with you? There are people who don't even own a freezer packed with all sorts of delicious food. And you think defrosting it is a hardship?"
After re-framing the job in my mind as a privilege I was able to whip it out in record time (mainly since I discovered years ago using a shop vac made short work of the ice and water.) And, guess what? It wasn't "yuck."
Bill Whittle: "I can't be the only person who looks around and says what the hell is happening here?"
Trust me on this, Bill - you're not!
Bill, Scott, and Stephen discuss this issue in their video.
When you spend your life immersed in news that leaves you deeply sad, how do you handle the heartache? In this intensely-personal episode, the men of Right Angle — Bill Whittle, Stephen Green and Scott Ott — grapple with the emotional impact of the barrage of 24/7 news.