Consume News with Awareness
The COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine have offered plenty of fear and uncertainty. Has the anxiety interfered with your ability to sleep or be productive? Have you been too focused on the latest frightening news? It’s hard to avoid the news, but you can lessen its impact. Tips: 1) Be aware that news is sold and used to sell products, services, and clicks; 2) News is designed to agitate the reader to click or flip pages; 3) It is natural to focus on bad or frightening news because it directly affects the human “fight-or-flight” trigger response. With this awareness and lessened intensity, experiment by consuming news in moderation and use more time for other things you want to accomplish in your life.