We don't watch the news and rarely listen to the radio. I used to be a news junkie, but got tired of the 24/7 coverage over and over and we cancelled our satellite and I now only get my news in the morning, online - or when my Mom calls me (she's a news junkie). I found it so much better for my mental well being.
Exercise is a great stress reliever. With hubby losing his job, I'm finding myself fighting to get in my workouts, but we both agree we feel much better afterwards!
Laurie - I think exercise is a wonderful refuge - I could not watch the constant 9/11 coverage, listened to the radio on and off but the constant barrage of this nature is really scary and depressing. I am a worrier and cannot watch or listen to round-the-clock coverage. Exercise, music, and/or time with family and friends can all help avoid all the VIVID images. They read a list of towns being on lock-downs and my niece and her family live in one of them. I am so afraid for them.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
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The Boston story is so so sad and My hear goes out to them. But I think that listening to non-stop coverage as has become the norm in the media is very depressing. News seems to be played in a loop all day long. And as you say when the real news on it is slow they find peripheral items and speculation to fill the gaps. It just goes on and on and I wonder what good it can be doing for anyone.
Exercise has been shown to help depression and I always feel better after it and it is the best thing when something is bothering me as otherwise I only eat my way through it!!!
Well done on getting to the gym!
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I woke to non-stop coverage of events in Boston on the local public radio station. I listened while puttering around the apartment and on line and while making breakfast. So much of the coverage is repetitive. When it's not repetitive, much is non-news, such as an interview with the uncle of the brothers suspected of planting the bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Of the remainder, much is speculation.
What caught my attention was hearing about the streets of Boston and surrounding towns being near-deserted, emptied of pedestrians and cars. I couldn't imagine it during daylight and switched to television news.
The non-stop broadcasts became oppressive. I found myself spontaneously deciding to get away from them by heading to Trader Joe's for some basics and a stop at the gym on the way back. It seemed that a little physical effort could be cathartic. For the first time I discovered that it is.
(The thought of going to the gym today struck yesterday, but I'd just about banished it.)
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