Watching and listening to the terrible economy and the losses associated with the war will only add to the depression. In fact, you are guaranteed to feel helpless. The impotence allows depression to feed. If you really need to watch or listen to these types of news stories, promise yourself that you’ll bury yourself in the documentaries that are sure to follow in the next five or ten years. One way that you can eliminate most of your negative brain input is by setting it aside for a date somewhere in the future. I guarantee that in the future you won’t find it very interesting.
When visitors come to your home, be sure to turn the TV off and turn off. TV newscasters are fighting to gain the attention of your guests as they tout despair, war, death, and destruction with several major news interruptions. Those little signs running across the bottom of the screen capture your attention and dominate your awareness. TV will diminish your positive spirit.