Word of the Week – Bubble

This weeks word is bubble. I’ve really struggled with choosing this weeks word, it’s been a rough week full of coughs, colds and grumpiness. It’s also been a week of despairing at the media and how they often misinform and sensationalise the ‘news’. I’m not one for airing my opinions in public about politics as I feel it’s such a private and individual thing.

I wrestle with wanting to be informed on world matters but at the same time also wanting to shut it all out. I like to seek out all the information before I form my own opinion but lately this is becoming almost impossible.

I’m coming to the conclusion that I might be better off living in my own little bubble. Why read about crazy people in charge of countries when I could read about random acts of kindness. Should I fret over the poor state of the economy or should I worry about whether to wear stripes or spots ?

Do I want to take up brain space with despair and worry when I could fill it with happy shiny pieces of positivity ? Does it make me shallow and unrealistic if I choose to live in my bubble ? I honestly don’t know the answer at the moment and until I do I’m happy to reside here.

For now the news will stay turned off and I will continue to seek out the stories that inspire and lift me. If that makes me ignorant and a pollyanna then so be it.

The Reading Residence





  1. February 3rd 2017 / 8:47 AM

    Oh absolutely, bubbles are the best. You have to shut it all out sometimes or it will drown you. I’ve stopped listening, it doesn’t mean I don’t care, it just means I’m taking time out so I don’t get swallowed in the overload of information which is mostly incorrect anyway. When we are ready we can come out of the bubble refreshed and ready to make our own opinions.

  2. February 3rd 2017 / 8:48 AM

    I hope you get over your colds soon!
    I know exactly what you mean….I want to know what’s going on in the world but when I find out I wished I didn’t know….I think I would prefer to live in my happy little bubble with all the bad things that are going on x

  3. February 3rd 2017 / 10:28 AM

    Hope you feel better soon. I think we all need to retreat into our own little bubbles every now and then – especially when the news feels so negative and overwhelming. I think sometimes it’s not a case of not caring about what is going on in the world, but accepting our own limits in being able to make a difference. Things like random acts of kindness and being more positive are ways in which we can make a difference in our own little world whereas filling our brains with despair and worry doesn’t change anything x #WotW

  4. February 3rd 2017 / 12:21 PM

    I think you have to take a step back, in order to interprete. Read between the lines. Escaping into a bubble for a while is no bad thing. I’m restricting where I find my news at the moment. Hoping for balance. #wotw

  5. February 3rd 2017 / 2:04 PM

    Stay in the bubble! I’m completely with you on this, as you can get so down with news events sometimes, definitely worth seeking out the kindness more x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  6. Kate Holmes
    February 4th 2017 / 12:39 AM

    If it is going to affect your mental wellbeing and at the moment I think that is almost inevitable then absolutely close your ears to the bad and seek out the good and more of that will come your way for sure. My mum used to ban me from watching the news sometimes because I took it so much to heart. If you see things you don’t like, you can either try to change things or else live in a bubble and both are valid.

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