Anyone who has spent any time lately on social media AKA Facebook and Twitter know that there is a lot of garbage. If you scroll through and read you will see countless angry, hateful, judgmental, words about anyone that does not believe what the other does. How much time do you spend reading hate? How much time do you spend reading anger? If you have watched the news which is now offered round the clock on certain channels you will be inundated with blood, gore, violence, and again hate and anger. How long do you allow your brain to absorb these things? Do you think it doesn’t get absorbed? It does. It soaks in. It fills your brain and mind with garbage that just turns to sludge that fuels parts of you that don’t need to be fueled. We KNOW what is going on. We are educated on the current events. There is nothing wrong with being educated on how our society is currently functioning. There IS something wrong with allowing it to consume you. Spending countless hours watching and reading negativity will undoubtedly start to affect you. Unplug and refuel your brain with cleanliness. If you were to look at your favorite thing, a picture, a bird, your child, a necklace, how does that make you feel? THAT is what you need to be filling your brain with, things that evoke a sense of calm and peace and love. I watch people as they are so “plugged in” to their devices that they disconnect from themselves and their families and their “reality” becomes the news or the next text. There is no mindfulness in this. How are we to know what we REALLY feel when we have the residue of garbage always upon us from social media and news? We can’t. I’d like to know if I am sad because I am actually sad rather than feeling the weight of the negativity that I am allowing into my brain from scrolling through hate. Don’t allow it! You aren’t doing yourself any favors by staying constantly abreast of world events. Really, give your brain a day off and just let yourself be. You may be surprised at how reading and listening to other’s anger is actually affecting you. It affects me greatly, so I thought I would share in the wisdom that I have gained from just turning off the TV.