Have you ever been told that you are too sensitive? Do you feel as though stories in the media impact you more than it impacts others? If yes, then today’s topic is for you!
We are taught that we need to watch the news in order to be kept up to date with current affairs, however, if you are a sensitive person the horror on the news can impact your soul. Since I stopped watching the news and stopped watching movies with high violence and shocking scenes I instantly felt better.
Horrific stories can stay in our minds and can resurface unexpectedly. Once a horrific story is in your mind it can be replayed and make you feel….yuk! You may feel outraged, scared, shocked or disgusted. This does not have any benefit to you what-so-ever!
If this resonates with you, then I encourage you to not watch the news, stop reading the newspaper and stop watching movies with high violence. I do not watch any movies that are rated MA+. I thoroughly enjoy watching family movies, comedy and sometimes I do like action movies, however, I will only watch it if isn’t rated greater than M+.
I love protecting my mind, body and spirit, and this is a beautiful way to protect myself. It is loving and I feel very empowered for filtering the things that I let myself watch.
What To Do Now:
If you have a story in your mind that unfortunately gets replayed in your mind, then instantly say “out” with authority to yourself. Then think of something beautiful like your baby, your dog, a beautiful sunrise, replace each unloving thought with a loving thought.
You have control over your mind and you are in control of your thoughts!
Today’s challenge is big, however, if the thought of not watching the news or hanging out with certain friends is too much for you, then take baby steps. Start by not watching the news one night a week, then gradually increase it. Monitor how the news makes you feel also, you can always switch it off and watch something else, or read an inspiring book.
If certain friends or family members make you feel bad then limit the time you see them. Arrange to do something straight after seeing them so you have to leave at a certain time.
This is about you becoming the best version of yourself. Surround yourself with beauty, joy and happiness! Your worth it!
Sending you protection and empowerment,