And suddenly you know:
It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
How do you keep from being negatively affected by the news?
Jon Kabat-Zinn suggests among other things taking a "news fast" i.e. a time when you don't read, don't watch and don't listen to the news.
click here for a newspaper meditation with Jon Kabat-Zinn.