There are significant changes every day right now, sometimes multiple times a day.
It can feel like we need to check the news a whole lot more right now. It can feel like the responsible thing to do.
We need to keep up with important health and safety announcements, but that doesn’t meant that we need to look at the news non-stop.
Scrolling more isn’t going to make us feel better, or make us better prepared, or make us more able to help others than we already are.
5-minutes a day is all you need in order to keep up with any important developments.
Maybe we can save a long-form article or two to read later in the day.
But it’s a balancing act of keeping up to date while also avoiding using the news as just another way to numb out.
We can be informed and thoughtful citizens without compulsively checking the news all day long.