• Jack Graves

CNN and Fox News Will Try To Censor This Article

A year ago we were all talking about how the news media approached the Covid-19 news. It was clear that being exposed for so long to that scary news and misleading headlines was not helping us.

While we were all dealing with quarantine, reading about new mutations and aggressive symptoms of the virus didn't make everything easier.

Many mainstream media deliberately altered certain data to publish a more shocking story.

We already know that the media alters the truth, that's not news.

No pun intended.

Well, I have not forgotten about them.

We are almost in 2022 and Covid is no longer a topic that attracts clicks as it did before. However, almost nothing has changed.

Being excessively exposed to the news did us a lot of damage during confinement, but can we say that this is over?

The media don't want us to find out?

I was convinced to write about the mental health effects of being heavily exposed to the news. And don't worry, I'll talk about that in a minute.

So I started to do some preliminary research and to my surprise, I didn't find much... which is not suspicious at all...

When I typed in the search bar "Effects of news on health" the first results were not at all what I was looking for. Which doesn't happen when you look for other things.

I mean, I'm not talking about hours of deep research, but it took me a few more clicks to get to that information than normal. If I'd search for "vaccine side effects" within milliseconds I'd find millions of articles with misleading information.

I will let you draw your conclusions. I don't want the FBI to come to my house.

Now let's get to it.

How the news controlled your mental health

Today the vast majority of news is negative. Natural disasters, wars, deaths. Why? Easy: positive things don't impress us that much.

The media want you to keep listening or reading the news, that's why they will show you the most shocking ones.

Now, to what extent is it well to keep informed of world events? Some studies suggest that there should be a limit, as this can be a source of stress and anxiety.

When you read catastrophic news, your brain goes into defense mode. It is a state similar to feeling a threat. It doesn't matter that you are reading about something that happened thousands of miles from you.

By being constantly exposed to this, your brain remains alert and tense all the time. It is like being in a constant state of defense.

The consequences of this? High levels of stress, negative thoughts, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, and anxiety.

How to watch the news without going insane

Experts advise reducing the amount of news you consume per day. We are currently bombarded with information that we don't need.

You don't even have to watch the news every day. Start by reducing the time you spend reading them on your social networks. Inform yourself only when it is truly necessary, which most of the time it never is.

If you must know about an event, surely that news will come to you naturally.

A very useful tip is to do something that makes you feel good after being exposed to the news. Go for a jog, read a book, listen to music, whatever you like.

In this way, the alertness in our brain will dissipate.

Now you know. Pass this information on to someone who needs it, because this post will probably not go viral. And no, I am not making excuses for my mediocre work, the big corporations are definitely after me!

No, I'm not paranoid. Oh, this tinfoil hat? It's a fashion statement.

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