Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

We often talk about pressing political issues and current events on TCM. Being well-informed and politically engaged is important. We want to be good citizens. But we need balance in our lives and this means that we cannot be dominated by 24-hour news cycles. They end up making us feel helpless, so we need to step away from the whirlwind of news and politics from time to time to realize there are other important things in life. Family and rest. Recreation. Community involvement. Attending church. These are all important for each of us concerned about living a well-rounded life. So why not tune out the news for while and unplug from social media? Look for an opportunity this weekend to serve others. The news will be there again on Monday and you'll be better prepared to deal with it. All in perspective.