Love this post. Thanks for sharing your experience.
I quit watching the news once our kids were born. I noticed the same things you did in terms of less stress/worry, however I didn’t feel a loss of disconnection.
I have so far found that the most important parts of the news always get through to me on some level. If I feel I need more information on what is exposed to me through everyday conversations with others, it is only then I consciously choice to seek it out vs let it all wash over me.
We all do what works for us.
Thank you for sharing what works for you. Happy days.