DSW Program Director Dr. Tonya Hansel provided her expertise to a Healthline article about how to stay informed without being stressed.
Some of her tips include:
- Avoid checking the news at bedtime since it makes it more difficult to fall asleep or sleep well if you’re focused on negativity.
- Turn off the news when it begins to repeat since it’s no longer news.
- Stay away from sensationalized news reports and opinions, as they can increase your stress level.
- Read headlines first so you can decide what’s important to read rather than consuming every bit of information.
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