POLITICAL TALK MAY AFFECT YOUR HEALTH
As the national conversation now goes around healthcare, let’s combine it with the political war we live in. We are constantly bombarded from the left and the right with personal attacks, innuendos and insults every time we listen to the radio or watch on television. Have you ever thought that this might not be good for your health? The truth is that political talk aims to give the listener or the viewer something to be unhappy about. That is the way the climb in the ratings. They want you to feel anger and unhappiness about the other side, in order to convert you in “attack dogs” against others. So far…its working! According to the blog “The Positivity Blog” (http://bit.ly/QHkwQh), this style of “unhappy negative talk” can hurt you.
The Blog states: “No one is an island. Who we socialize with, what we read, watch and listen to, has a big effect on how we feel and think.
It becomes a lot harder to be happier if you let yourself be dragged down by negative voices. Voices that tell you that life will in large part always be unhappy, dangerous and filled with fear and limits. Voices that watch life from a negative perspective, like some talk show hosts and politicians”. No wonder we have so much division and war in our communities, we are being manipulated.
Some practical solutions, so you don’t get absorbed by this type of commentary are as follows:
Replacing those negative voices with more positive influences is very powerful. It can be like a whole new world opening up.
So, spend more time with positive people, inspiring music and books, movies and TV-shows that make you laugh and think about life in a new way.
You can start small. For example, try reading an uplifting blog or book or listen to an audio book while eating your breakfast.
This will never disappear, but you don’t need to get sick.
See you next week.