I advise people who come to see me to only listen to the news once a day. Or better yet just read the newspaper. But don’t watch the news on TV.
The reason for this being that the media essentially send out messages of fear and general anxiety that will not help the people who are allready scared feel any better. Obviously I am aware that some professions need to be updated all day long on the news, but no one ever said they had to watch the images that are used to shock us.
So yes if you wish listen to the news, but not more than once, and then put some music on or listen to the laughter of the ones around you or just the silence. And at night, instead of watching the news watch something funny or speak to your friends or family. Try it out for a week, and tell me how you feel.