The news can be upsetting. Every day there seem to be stories about crime, unrest, and natural disasters. It can take its toll, mentally and emotionally. If you’re having a hard time dealing with the news, take a break from it. Put down the newspaper. Turn off the news on the TV or radio. And step away from online news and social media. Do something that relaxes you. Take a walk, talk with a friend, or listen to music. The break may lift your spirits and help you recharge.