Can we all agree that everything just kind of sucks right now? Seriously. There seems to be no good answers for anything at the moment.
I learned a new term yesterday. Doomscroller. Apparently I’ve been one over last few months. Here is how Miriam-Webster defines it:
“Doomscrolling and doomsurfing are new terms referring to the tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news, even though that news is saddening, disheartening, or depressing. Many people are finding themselves reading continuously bad news about COVID-19 without the ability to stop or step back.”
Who else is a doomscroller? It’s kind of hard not to be these days. We have Covid, the uncertainty of schools, racial injustice, the economy, unemployment, and the list just keeps going. As much as I look for the blue skies, everything just kind of sucks right now. That said, it won’t suck forever. We are all in it together. We may not all be in the same boat, but we are all weathering the same storm. The storm will eventually pass.
So, do what I did after I read about Doomscrolling… do yourself a favor: Take a break from the news and set a reminder on your phone to turn it off. Go take a walk, watch a movie, play a game, or do what ever makes you happy and helps you disconnect for a while. Since the doom and gloom isn’t going away anytime soon we can at least pull ourselves away from it and enjoy our little, sunny corner of the world… at least for a little bit.