Having more information at your fingertips isn’t always good. Your brain struggles to piece together a cohesive narrative, and inevitably you will come across contradictory views and accounts.
We usually end up defaulting our opinions to some ideological spokesperson as a result, and this is the exact opposite of what we consumed the information for in the first place.
Put yourself on an information diet. Things you can’t control, headlines designed to elicit your outrage, gossip, distraction—stop obsessing over it. In the end, it only raises your stress, diverts mental energy into too many places, and becomes impossible to manage.
You become more effective when you choose your battles. Concentrate on what you actually have control over.
You’ll feel better and you’ll get more of your goals accomplished.