Anytime there is a major news story happening, it can be difficult to focus on business. School shootings, police brutality, and natural disasters tend to flood our timelines with negativity. This can make it hard to stay focused on growing your business. Here are some tricks to help you stay focused on your goals and not get sucked into reading story after story after story about something that will keep you wanting to hide under your covers for the rest of the day.
1. Step Away From The Internet
I know it seems counterproductive to step away from the computer, especially if there is a deadline looming. However, if you are feeling stifled or blocked because of all of the negativity, you may need to just take a moment to clear your mind.
2. Write It Down
Sometimes it helps to get things off your chest. If you keep a journal, take some time to write down whatever you’re thinking about what’s going on in the world.
3. Go Outside
Yes, you heard right. I suggested going out in the real world. Sometimes getting some fresh air can help your creativity.
Writer’s block can be extremely annoying. It can be tough not to read every single news story about a major event that is taking place. I’m not suggesting that you keep your head buried in the sand. It is good to know what’s going on around you. Just don’t let it cripple you.