This one is easy…Already started, in fact.
Watching the news is a horrible way to start your day. Watching the news is a horrible way to end your day. The news is pretty horrible. Don’t get me wrong – I was a news junkie for many years. I like certain news anchors, love obsessing about the weather, and like to feel “in-the-know”. But frankly, all of that was masking a vulgar load of emotional baggage being pumped into my veins and brain and heart. Murders, smash-and-grabs, scandals – every day.
With the onset of our Insanity workouts, I’ve been able to thwart my usual routine of waking up, turning on the news, and drowning my daily vitamins with Spark. I know I don’t have time to be lured into the circuit of stories – it’s a trap…their teases really do work (on me anyway).
I’ve found very quickly that I don’t miss it. None of it affected me, like, at all, anyway. I can look up the weather on my phone. I can make an educated vote in November without knowing how many affairs each candidate was accused of having, how their maid afforded a vacation to Maui, or if they – gasp – took the subway to work this morning.
News on a pro re nata basis only…just like Facebook. All part of the brain cleanse. That is all.