If you're local, pick up January's issue of Wrightsville Beach magazine and turn to page 14, if you're not, read on!
5 Tips to Decluttering the News in Your Life
Getting organized and decluttering is consistently among the top three New Year’s resolutions. In addition to the physical clutter in one’s life, there is another culprit vying for attention and mental space: the constant call of news and media.
Mobile devices — our phones and tablets — have become the primary ways to get the news and updates on current events. The desire to be informed and the ability to instantly access news regardless of location or the time of day has a serious downside. News outlets are constantly competing for attention, producing content that has become more visual and shocking. This can cause a serious stress response, affecting mental and physical health.
If you’re concerned that consumption of news is negatively affecting your relationships or well-being, use the occasion of the New Year to make some positive changes.
These five tips will help declutter the news in your life:
Limit news consumption to one block of time per day and avoid watching news before bed.
Turn off sound notifications for news updates on your phone and tablet.
Get back into things you used to enjoy, like reading, knitting, sports leagues, creating art, or hiking.
Go into your social media accounts and unfollow or un-like your least favorite news accounts. An even better option: take news out of your feed altogether.
Unsubscribe from news and current event emails or have them filtered into separate folders or labels that can be read during your news block time.
Make 2020 the year of reclaiming your time and decluttering from excess news and the stress it causes. It will be difficult at first, but I guarantee that, like that weird spatula no one actually uses, once it’s gone you won’t even miss it.
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