Why I Don’t Watch The News Anymore

3 Benefits you will get from never watching the news again.

Back in time, I used to watch or listen to the news every day I could. Just to keep up with the trends and stay informed. It felt good on one side to be aware of what happens in the world, but on the other side, it made me feel stressed and sad.

I made the difficult decision to quit watching the news for a while, then go back and see if I missed anything. Guess what? I didn’t miss anything. It was all in my head. It was anxiety and lies.

The world is exactly the same. It didn’t end or stayed just because I didn’t watch the news for a while. But I have to say that it feels amazing not to worry about things that are out of control. From the moment I realized I was wasting my time and my health that’s when I stopped watching the news and it has brought me so many benefits.

Personally I can say if I read the Holy Bible it tells me everything I need to know about what’s going on in the world today without all the propaganda.

Here are 3 of the benefits you get from not watching the news.

Peace Of Mind

This is the most important benefit I received from never watching the news again. With so many people these days struggling with mental health, it imperative to achieve this state of mind. Without it, you simply can not cope with what life throws at you over and over again.

The reason why I decided to put my mental health first is because I watched other’s destroy theirs, and I don’t want to return to the poor mental I’ve had in the past, and I can see it destroying the lives of so many others. Part of the reason why people struggle with frustration, anxiety, and sadness was because of the never ending atrocities that are being preached on the news.

I have a family member who only watches a certain news channel every day and I have seen her go from a bubbly sweet person she was to a mean arrogant sarcastic person she is now, she lives doom and gloom every hour of every day.

One I stopped feed the media with my attention and time and that’s when I knew everything would be okay. I felt calmer, happier, and more resilient. I will never put my mental health in harms way by watching the news.

“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” – Brain Tracy

Living In The Present

Since I stopped watching the news my mind is focused solely on the present moment. I don’t find myself anymore trying to think about the future. When I was watching the news before. I was a reactive person. I reacted to everything that happened around me but not anymore.

Now I am proactive, and since I started implementing this approach, I’ve seen some good results. And even if I mess up sometimes, it’s better than being at the mercy of life.

I simply decided to change the narrative. Since I only have the present and nothing else, I embraced it, and I made the best with what I have.

“I believe in living in the present and making each day count. I don’t pay much attention to the past or the future.”- Mathew McConaughey


Another benefit I received from never watching the news again, was that I’ve gained more self-awareness. I don’t say I didn’t have anymore, but now I can think 100% for myself without questioning that.

We become so caught up in all this TV mirage that we forget to trust our gut and think for ourselves – without having someone’s opinion of us change our perspective on things.

I don’t ever need to hear from a man or a woman did or didn’t do that. Or a woman incite with a man with way she was dressed and simply got what she deserved. I’m tired of hearing this kind of atrocity.

I am better off without news like that. What I’m saying is that before you start trusting what’s being preached on TV, first try thinking for yourself. Only then you’ll know of what you heard makes sense to you or not. Let’s stop trusting others and start following our gut instead. It never let’s us down.

“Being self-aware is not the absence of mistakes, but the ability to learn and correct them”- Daniel Chidiac

Never watching the news again allowed me to have peace of mind, and I appreciate more of the present. It made me think, outside the box, and finally it made me trust and follow my gut instead. My life has gotten a lot quieter from all the noise that was happening in my mind, and now I can think clearer.

Maybe a little break from the news would make a world of difference for anyone that struggling with what I struggled with.

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