Two weeks before the very first lockdown, I had just finished writing my book How To Be Hopeful and handed it over to my publisher. I had spent a year reading, talking, and writing about hope. A week later, our Prime Minister Boris Jonson announced the first lockdown, and the world changed utterly.
Striking the balance between staying informed without toppling into a well of hopelessness was something I explored whilst writing my book. If you notice that the news is getting you down and eroding your hope, rebalance it by seeking out and subscribing to positive newsletters, social media accounts and news outlet- the good news is that there are loads.