Sometimes you have to tune out the news. Not for one day. Sometimes you need a holiday from the soul-crushing pain that begins every news broadcast. Even if the program ends with a segment on the lighter side, it is not enough to mitigate your distress.
You know it is time for this news holiday when certain feelings begin to overtake you. Often it begins as a general anxiety. Perhaps you experience it as missed heartbeats or, more frighteningly, ripples of a not-yet-seen invader curling through you. That sleeplessness accompanies it is a given.