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There's a Reason You Can't Stop Looking at Bad News—Here's How to Stop

There's a Reason You Can't Stop Looking at Bad News—Here's How to Stop

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Defining Doomscrolling

Doomscrolling or doomsurfing, are new words used to describe the tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news, even though that news is saddening, disheartening, or depressing, Merriam...

A Gloomy Outlook

Doomscrolling can really challenge the way you see the world. People are drawn to doomscrolling because they feel like they have a sense of being able to control any of that bad news. But doomscrolling does not create control and only makes you miserable. The overall impact doomscrolling has on p...

How To Stop Doomscrolling

First, identify if you are doomscrolling: That habit you’ve formed of cruising through COVID-19 news online as soon as you get up? Doomscrolling. Your desire to stay up to date on every piece of info about how schools across the country are struggling to reopen? Also doomscrolling.

Experts ...

Forming A New Habit To Offset Doomscrolling

Train yourself to see the positive in things. Start looking for at least three positive things a day, even if it’s as minor as thinking that your coffee was particularly tasty this morning.

You can step things up by trying to do more nice things for people.

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