I stumbled across a sure-fire system for improving my mental health and I fully expect physical health to follow suit. It’s so simple, and the results are almost instantaneous.
Since I got sidelined by health problems three weeks ago, I discovered I was relying more and more on the television to provide a lifeline to the greater world at large. Bad move. Any other substitute – short of illegal drugs or pornography would have been preferable.
After watching the hundredth “painted lady” in cocktail attire deliver the same old news while struggling to make it sound like something fresh and new, I’d had it up to here. I decided then and there to declare a moratorium on all news programs.
No more Today show with Al Roker, or counting the grammatical errors repeated by anyone connected with sports or the weather. If I hear “where you at?” one more time, I will get a gun and go screaming through the streets to make my own news!
Within 24 hours, a new peaceful feeling settled into my world. In the absence of pseudo intellectuals (most who are still wearing braces) yelling at one another and spewing half truths, I began feeling hopeful about the world again.
I discovered the American Movie Chanel and Turner Movie Classics and something called “Memory TV” which runs videos of my favorite television shows from the 50s and 60s. Otherwise, I dial up some seasonal music and just enjoy a life uncomplicated by depressing news about a bunch of phonies masquerading as “statesmen.”
Try this for a day or two and I think you will agree that there’s just too much bad news polluting the air waves as well as your living space.