Stop This One Small Habit to Have a Healthier, More Peaceful Mind

Your mental health will improve when you stop consuming a lot of news

Darius Foroux
4 min readOct 1, 2023

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Almost every day, the news reports about a different type of imminent apocalypse.

Call it the “apocalypse du jour.”

That might seem funny, but all that negative news does scare us.

One day it’s economic collapse, the other day it’s a natural disaster, then it’s political instability.

You can’t escape it. And we should all be afraid of the end of the world.

While you and I both know that we don’t control the thing we hear and read about in the news, we still get anxious.

That’s why it’s important to take action in our own lives and protect our sanity.

One small way to do this is by quitting a useless habit.

The key to a peaceful mind: Avoid irrelevant information

Consider this: How much of your day is spent absorbing information that you won’t use or that doesn’t resonate with you on a deeper level?

Think about the daily news reports of local crimes, the constant flow of updates on social media, gossip about celebrities, reality TV…

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Darius Foroux

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