Opting Out

Opting Out

By Stephanie Seferian

Are you consuming the news, or is the news consuming you? While it's certainly important to be informed, there's a line in the sand between being adequately informed and over-informed. For many of us, regularly crossing that line leads to negative health and wellness effects. On today's show: how to protect your headspace while also staying informed. Here's a preview: [3:00] 5 reasons why it's so darn easy to get caught up in the news cycle [15:00] Headline stress disorder's effect of excessive new consumption on our physical and mental health [18:00] The dopamine loop: 2 reasons why overconsumption of stuff is similar to overconsumption of news [27:00] 3 tips and a final word   Resources mentioned: 1440 The Skimm The Dopamine Seeking-Reward Loop (via Psychology Today) How the news changes the way we think and behave (via BBC) Join our (free!) community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.   Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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