What Is a Constant Cycle of Violent News Doing to Us? - The New York Times
Katie Rogers asked experts what happens to our human brain when there’s a constant cycle of violent news. While it of course depends on the individual person, a higher frequency of such news increases fear and the sense of vulnerability and powerlessness. And I’m not saying you shouldn’t follow the news anymore but maybe limiting access to it for yourself is a good idea, as is filtering it on social media (use mute keywords or similar) so you don’t get flooded about violent, horrible news all the time. It’s enough to check it once per day or so and it’s unhealthy if you’re surrounded by anxiety everywhere, all the time.