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Negativity in the Media

October 26, 2013

External sources of negativity can affect our emotional, physical and spiritual health.  This includes negativity as seen, read, and heard in the media such as in newspapers, magazines, television and movies.  While it wouldn’t be mindful of us to check out of the real world completely, it is wise to limit the amount of our exposure to negativity in the media.

One afternoon, I decided to do an experiment and went to our local cable TV guide to see what was on.  On this particular day, the programming roll included;  Trauma: Life in the ER, 1,000 Ways to Die, When Animals Attack, When Girls Kill, Snapped, Fatal Attraction,  Let’s Go To Prison, and Greed, seriously?  Yes, seriously.  No offense to any of these programs but you have to ask yourself is this how you want to spend your time?  Will watching these programs help you move beyond negativity to create your amazing life?

When you spend time listening to negativity of any kind, it effects your mood and feelings.  The same holds true for positivity and if you choose to watch TV, make sure it is something that will support you new way of thinking.

For instance, if you love to travel, try watching House Hunters International or the Travel Channel which will expose you to interesting places and teach you about different cultures.   Limiting not only the time that you spend watching TV, but what you are actually watching can have a significant effect on your over all well-being.

Or do yourself a favor, turn off the TV and use the time you would spend watching TV to create your amazing life instead! Read a great book, learn about someone you admire, take a class online or at your local college, walk, or meditate.  Positive action equals positive consequences Check out which provides a “daily dose of compelling good news” because……Optimists Rock!

Copyright 2012   Robin B. O’Grady



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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 29, 2013 11:44 am

    Great suggestions Robin

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