This past month I've decided to begin making wiser decisions for myself, this includes anything that might negatively impact my mental and physical health. A couple of weeks ago I started off by including a healthier meal pattern in my diet and implementing a better sleep routine. This week’s wise choice is to stop watching shows that might trigger anxiety.
Dateline, Fatal encounters, Dark minds, Nightmare next door, Cold blood and many others. These shows are mostly true stories shown on the Investigation Discovery Channel of crimes that have happened in real life, from what I have read and heard this channel is very popular among viewers, some might even call them addicting, exactly why, I am not 100% sure.
What I would like to say is that I have decided to stop watching these shows, Just like I did a while back with the news, because they make me think of worst case scenarios such as “ what if something like that happens to my friend or what if the neighbor down the street does that, etc? ” It is tough enough suffering from anxiety that involves fear and worry, sort of like “always waiting for the shoe to drop.” Well, I don’t’ see how these shows or similar ones will help me deal with those symptoms, if anything, they can make them worst.
My mission is to get better, not worst and surround myself with positive things that bring about positive thoughts and energy. I put a lot of work into maintaining good mental health and for the most part although, I am not perfect, I am doing well.
So, bye, bye ID network, Law and Order and others alike, hello to inspirational shows, funny sitcoms, educational networks and reading optimistic books. My pursuit for a continued sound mind is more important as well as sharing my milestones with others so they too can feel like they can reach milestones of their own.