media update’s Christine Beukes takes you through three websites that focus on positive news.

With all the negative content out there, it’s sometimes nice to just wake up and smell the roses (and let’s face it, it’s also good for your mental health).

Although hard news is important, and you do need to know what’s happening in the world, everyone needs a mood lifter now and then. And that is exactly why positive news sites exist! This includes sites such as Good Things Guy, Beautiful News and South Africa: The Good News.

These websites will not only restore your faith in humanity, but they will also inspire you and allow you to feel better about what’s happening in the world (even though, right now, things may seem pretty bleak).

Life’s hard enough as it is. So, it’s time to take a break and catch that silver lining!

Here are three South African news sites that focus on the bright side of life:

How important is it to your mental health to focus on positive news? Let us know in the comments section below.

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