One choice I have made is to take a hiatus from the news. I haven’t turned it on at all, at least in the past two days, and I don’t plan to start up again any time soon. What a difference this has already made in my daily, emotional and spiritual life.
Daily life: I have more time to do what please me and brings me joy and fulfillment. Whether I am working on or completing a project, or just attending to life’s daily tasks, I feel a grace-filled satisfaction that I’ve rarely experience before.
Emotional life: I am living with more joy and less anger. When I wake up in the night I can fall back to sleep!
Spiritual life: My faith is growing and strengthening. Any fear that the news might ignite in me is being replaced by love. I have time to BE.
What I’ve written sound pretty rosy; it’s not as perfect as I make it out to be —I still get angry, become fearful, waste time…. but I know I’m heading in the right direction.