You may have seen the term “doomscrolling” thrown around the internet. Essentially, doomscrolling is repeatedly doing something even though you know it has a negative effect on yourself. It’s bad for us, but we can’t stop.
More specifically, when people talk about doomscrolling, they’re referring to the habit of spending a lot of time looking at negative news headlines online. We know it’s not a good use of our time, but we keep doing it anyway. There’s a level of addiction involved.
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