'How do you stay plugged into the news cycle and not compromise your sanity?'

With the South African never-ending news cycle and with so much news at our disposal, show host Eusebius McKaiser poses a question to his listeners - How do you keep apprised of what is happening without compromising your mental health?

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How do you remain plugged in? You cannot unplug yourself from the news cycle, I don't think anyone has that luxury.

Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter

It would be imprudent of you to not keep tabs on all of these stories in the news cycle, whether it is the state of the economy or the various commissions of inquiries, but this can be bad for your mental health to be plugged into the South African news cycle.

Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter

So, I think we have got a bit of a conundrum, on the one hand as an engaged political animal or just as a mom, as a dad or citizen who must take decisions, you have to be plugged in.

Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter

How do you remain plugged in and the same time manage to quite frankly take care of your heart and non-existing soul?

Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter

As a broadcaster he can be earnest and talk about issues in the news cycle, he says, but the question remains, how does one plug into the hectic news cycle and then out again?

But at the same time what are the ways that you make sure that without unplugging yourself, you nevertheless make sure that you don't compromise your sanity or your mental health quite literally?

Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter

Eusebius says he uses music to shut out the news cycle.

Christof a caller, says he goes to the beach to distress from the news cycle.

I go down to the beach and I do a bit of fishing. The South African coastline is really beautiful.

Christof, Caller

Zane also called in and says he tries to switch off from social media over the weekends.

Watch below as McKaiser poses this question to listeners:

Listen below to the question and the full open line:


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