Dealing With Fake News in Norwich
There are plenty of articles out there detailing how smartphones are wrecking people’s lives. We have seen how Facebook has been taken to account after the whole Cambridge Analytica affair. And everyone is wondering how the next generation will grow up competing for jobs with AI. Isn’t dealing with fake news in Norwich something you ought to be not bothered with?
Truth of the matter is that we have never been more bombarded with all kinds of differing information about the state of the world. There are reports from the right and the left and nothing seems to be free from political bias. How do you determine what’s real anymore and what’s being spun from a certain angle?
Many people these days say they simply do not watch the news. They find it generally depressing and it leads to a feeling of impotence, like the world is teetering on the brink of eternal collapse and there is nothing they can do to stop the onslaught. Whilst sometimes it seems that others take the law into their own hands and embark on a personal crusade around the internet to point out the flaws in others.
The truth of the matter is that this is about the state of your own mind. Regardless of what is happening on the global stage you have a commitment to your well-being and state of contentment. What can you do to put things in a more positive perspective and feel more in control in the face of fake news?
One thing that has helped many of my clients is developing a stronger sense of attachment and investment in their immediate world. It might be impossible to affect overseas events in Syria or you may not be happy with the result of the Brexit referendum, but if you start to let this impact the quality relationships with the people you love then this is where you should make a stand.
Using mindfulness, ACT and CBT allows you to get a better understanding of where you are in your life and helps to remove feelings of powerlessness and chaos, replacing them with a stronger self-belief and resilience. Through understanding your own potential to make a difference on a daily basis through positive action and responsibility, you can gradually build the confidence to know that even in the face of the worst news reports and bad tidings that the changes you’re making around you are creating a better world.
If you are currently tired of dealing with fake news in Norwich and would like to get a stronger and better defined sense of self then why not call me, Derek Barkham for a free consultation and find out if we can work together. I cannot get rid of social media darkness, but I can give you a better handle on how to have a more meaningful life today.