This past week I decided to make a concentrated effort on workdays to not start the day by listening to the news. Friday morning I started out with the Weather Channel and then a Wildabeast (and Mrs Wildabeast) dance video, a truck camper video and one Ellen video. I listened to music on the way to work and made sure to car seat dance more than once.
That experiment was a success and I believe I should carry it over through the new week to see if I can sustain and make it a habit. Of course I read news and Tweets throughout the day but to START my day with the amount of negativity and animosity heard on the news has become too much of a downer. Maybe I can approach this as my social media diet. What you consume (just like food) is fuel for your day. Why start with the bad stuff. I want to stay informed, so it will be part of my regular reading. But I don’t have to go into my day set back on my heels from depressing or angry stories.