Wednesday, June 10, 2020

How to Consume the News Once Per Week

Post, Video, and Photo by Rain San Martin

With rapidly changing headlines, it's easy to convince one-self to check-in with the mainstream global or national news on a daily basis. Yet you may find you can be actively aware of the most key stories while maintaining peace, by limiting your intake to one day per week.

Pick Your Day to Check In

You may like to check the news one day prior errand running to see if any major changes should be expected in regards to COVID-19 lock-downs or civil unrest protests. These are apocalyptic times!  On this day I check online news sites or YouTube channels. Certainly, you can read a single issue of the local news paper, if you prefer the physical publication.

My Other 2 Plugged-in Days (non-news days)

This may include podcasts (I listen to The Minimalists).

A few of my favorite blog sites include:

*The Legacy of the Home (Vintage Homemaking)
*Becoming Minimalist (Simplicity)
*Retro Housewife Goes Green (Vintage Homemaking)
*Spooky Little Halloween (Halloween lifestyle)

In the evening, on plugged-in days I read on my Kindle paper-white, eReader.

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Unplugged Days

I unplug 4 days per week. On these days I read magazines and books. During my morning coffee I relax with a few of my magazine subscriptions. Here are three:

Evenings before bed I unwind with books from the library I have ordered.  A fantastic book I am enjoying now is Grinding it Out, about the founding of McDonald's. The original print it is now worth around $1000! A film was recently created on this subject titled The Founder. This is an excellent biographical portrait portrayed by Michael Keeton, his best work. With a slice of 1950s life.

You will most certainly find you can live just fine without checking the news on a daily basis. Once in a blue moon you may want to override this rule when you feel it is important to do so. Yet maintain the healthy habit of a once per week consuming habit. Make sure you limit your screen time! You may even avoid the mainstream news all-together, creating your own feed.

Best of luck!

Rain 🌻

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