For most of my adult life I’ve been disciplined to follow the news daily, reading the newspapers and watching TV. I find that today the stream of unrelenting, breathless, constantly bad news is overwhelming and redundant. I can skip what I choose to in the papers, but I can’t on the over-hyped TV broadcasts, so I only watch once or twice a day, and preferably the Presidential and gubernatorial press briefings. If David Muir on ABC Nightly News became any more cranked about his eagerness to exploit how horrible things are, he’d hyperventilate on the set.
Your mindset is important when this mess is over, and it will be over sooner, not later, in the estimates you’re hearing, in my humble observation. In the meantime, try to help others, use your time to develop yourself, and bring joy and peace to people. All of that will rebound to your benefit, and instead of “hunkering down” you can hold your head up high.