Three steps on how to stay positive despite all the negativity brought by the media

We are all part of a vast media bubble which is sometimes hard to escape because even if you don’t, e.g., watch TV or don’t use social media, the information, especially the negative news, can visit you from time to time. Once that happens, make sure to check out three simple steps on how to deal with it:

1. Go in one ear and out the other

Pretend you didn’t hear it, or at least make positive information out of it if possible. As Dan Brown would put it, “Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.”

2. Don’t take it too seriously

Usually, we get stressed out by the negative news we hear, and we start acting like it’s the end of the world. The good news is that it’s just another negative information you shouldn’t take too seriously. Instead, inhale and exhale before you decide to be harsh on yourself. Life moves on.

3. Meditate

Yes, meditate! Because it’s such a simple but powerful tool that can help you relax and concentrate on the beauty of the present moment.

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Meditation is to be aware of every thought and of every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong, but just to watch it and move with it. In that watching, you begin to understand the whole movement of thought and feeling. And out of this awareness comes silence. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Sometimes we can’t escape the bubble, but as you’ve learned, you can still make your life positive even inside of it. Ultimately, it’s okay to be a part of the bubble as long as you make it comfortable for yourself and others. For now, start with the three simple steps above. 😉

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