Realize this: emotional management is vital for productivity and staying focused. I’ve found selective ignorance of the news is often helpful towards this end. A couple of quotes I like from Ryan Holiday’s The Daily Stoic:
- How much more rested and present would you feel if you were no longer excited and outraged by every scandal, breaking story, and potential crisis (many of which never come to pass anyway)?
- Which will help your children more—your insight into happiness and meaning, or that you followed breaking political news every day for thirty years?
Batching news on a weekly cadence with The Economist helps me strike the right balance between selective ignorance and keeping a hand on the pulse. Now, if you feel like you need a daily news download, consider Morning Brew. When I subscribed, the newsletter was short, witty, and informative— providing daily need-to-know information while also keeping things rationally optimistic.
Source: Ben Meer