A few quiet moments of reflection each day help to calm the mind, at least before the news headlines of the day have been received. I try to avoid hearing or reading the news while I am working on other things, either in the house or garden or with my research.
I prefer some time to myself early in the day, to gather my thoughts and reflect upon my identity, my travels and my history. I reflect on my relationships later in the day.
The problems of the world usually receive my attention in the late morning and early afternoon.