In a world where we are constantly bombarded with “fragments of news” we can easily become overwhelmed by negativity, frustration and confusion. Television, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, Facebook  – when does it end?  It never does! When we are exposed to so much negativity we can develop worries, anxieties and even depression. So, we must remember a fundamental principle of Islam: Self-Preservation. We need to take care of ourselves first, so we can be in a position to help others. It is absolutely okay to turn off the stream of news and take a break to preserve our own mental health and wellness. Second, we must learn how to regulate the stream so we can focus on positive messages and consciously choose what news we want to listen to and what sources of news we want to hear from.