I used to obsess over the news. I’d check the Drudge Report multiple times a day. I’d read all kinds of news articles all the way through.
I was miserable. My wife told me I spent too much time reading the news.
I stopped going to the Drudge Report. I checked the news less.
I started feeling better. But still not great.
I find that I feel better if I don’t check the news at all.
Watching the news is depressing. I gives a skewed view of the world. It’s almost all negative. Sometimes there will be a positive story thrown in. But most good news doesn’t get reported.
If you’re a news junkie, try avoiding the news for 30 days. If anything really important happens you’ll still hear about it. See if you don’t feel better.