Do you find yourself endlessly scrolling through bad news online – even if it leaves you feeling distressed?
You're not alone. 'Doomscrolling' is the habit of continuously scrolling through upsetting news online. Some people may find themselves scrolling without feeling like they can stop or take a break.
The past few years have brought considerable uncertainty into our lives, and so wanting to keep on top of the news is perfectly natural. But if you ever feel that the information is becoming overwhelming, allowing yourself to take breaks from the screen can do wonders for your wellbeing.
Give your mind a moment of pause today. Samaritans has outlined 6 practical tips to help curb the doomscrolling habit - click below to find out more.