Anderson Cooper has seen and heard it all in his nearly 30 years as a journalist. And being constantly absorbed in the news can stress Cooper (like everyone who watches it).
So Cooper found simple ways to unpack when feeling overwhelmed.
“In an interview if I get stressed, I just need to breathe through a few breaths and that helps,” Cooper said on his new CNN show, “Full Circle.”
Cooper, 53, says he also started meditating a few years ago, even though he̵7;s still doing it.
“I don’t want to sound like a meditator because I’m not. I struggled with it. But it really helped,” Cooper said.
Cooper also says staying away from social media has helped.
“I don’t read Twitter anymore. I’ll watch sometimes or I’ll tweet something sometimes, but I’m not into that stream,” he said.
Avoiding Twitter and what Cooper feels is the possible negativity from the platform, which has made life “much happier,” he said.
Studies have shown that meditation and breathing can both help reduce stress, and experts recommend limiting your use of social media if it puts you under stress.
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