In my first step of finding balance in my life I am going to give up my unbalanced viewing of the news. I have gotten into the habit of watching FOX (my personal favorite), then I move on to CNN and MSNBC... afterall, I want to make sure I get a clear picture of what is going on in this world of ours. I can see how manipulative the media is as they report the news... each channel is so different. I find it all so fascinating and end up staying awake far too late, vowing to go to bed earlier the next night. I feel like I am stuck in a pit of despair.
I am finally learning that watching the news excessively sucks away any positive thoughts I may have and it is time I will never get back. I also have to admit that I am now cynical because I don't trust our government to make wise choices, they haven't shown me they are able to. It is maddening. There are better ways to spend my time.
I do believe there are still honest people and good things happening in our world and that is where I will put my focus. My time is much better spent with my loved ones or working on projects that I have more control over. Yes I will keep my ears open to the news, pray and continue to have my opinions, but I will do my best not to let it control my life or my thoughts to the extent it is... beginning today I will just say NO.