Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Ignore the News

Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Ignore the News. John Zeratsky of Time Dorks makes the case for minimizing the time spent reading the news, yet remaining informed and increasing the time available to actually do something about the news. Interestingly, John doesn’t mention the mental health aspects of limiting news consumption.

By Brent Logan

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  1. Wow Brent. I love this piece on ignoring the news. I try hard to read a mix of sources.. and to read more from the other side of the fence from me to keep myself grounded in reality, but ignoring daily and doing a once-a-week in depth look makes so much sense. The phone tools really are an infinite pool..
    I’m off deleting news aggregating apps on my phone now…

    1. You’re stronger than I am. I’ve kept this link unpublished for quite a while, never quite able to do what it recommends. However, I no longer experience news FOMO to the extent I used to. I’m comfortable spending time listening to non-news podcasts. But deleting stream-based apps? I’m not there. Good luck! Let me know how it’s working for you. And let me know what else you accomplished in your newly-found time.

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