No news before bed

No news before bed

Research has shown that screen use before bed resets our internal clock and disrupts sleep, so reading the news onscreen before bed can make your mornings even more anxious and tiring.

Even if we’ve read anxiety-inducing news during the day, sleep can restore us.

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Five ways to stop feeling overwhelmed by the news

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If the urge to scroll is too strong to resist, then at least turning off your push notifications from news apps can stop you from being assailed with breaking events. 

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If we focus on the bigger picture, such as the proportion of people living in extreme poverty halving in the past 20 years, it may be easier to remain optimistic. 

Seek another perspective. If you hear about something terrible, ask yourself: "if there had been a positive improvement, would I have heard about that?”

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Limit the time spent reading news

“Headline anxiety” is a growing problem. 

One way to reduce the impact of the non-stop news cycle is to use screen-time trackers, available for most smartphones, to limit the time you spend reading or watching the news on your mobile.

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It is now well known that social media can magnify the significance of fake news. 

Find your news instead, then, through verified and trusted publications.

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How to Stop Feeling Crushed for Time - Issue 92: Frontiers - Nautilus

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The Anomaly Of Bad Events
  • Bad news, like a catastrophic event, war, or death, happens quickly and instantly, and spreads like wildfire. A bad event does not take time to manifest, though the foundations have been laid long back, off the radar.
  • Good things take time and happen so slowly that nobody notices that there have been gradual improvements and the problem has now declined or subsided.

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Lots of Overnight Tragedies, No Overnight Miracles

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Communication is part of daily life. We use it to convey our ideas to other people so that they may understand our purpose.

There are 3 rules you can implement to improve your communication :

  1. Compose your sentence or ideas into three parts
  2. Try to explain a concept or ideas in three different ways
  3. Explain difficult concept or ideas three times to make sure people understand it more

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3 Ways to Express Your Thoughts So That Everyone Will Understand You | Alan Alda | Big Think

3 Ways to Express Your Thoughts So That Everyone Will Understand You | Alan Alda | Big Think

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