(Editor’s note) We’ve recently been deluged with abhorrent news reports in rapid succession. There have been hundreds of innocent lives senselessly lost in the United States and all over the world. Political debates and elections are in progress which could have a profound effect on our future. We feel powerless and don’t know where we stand globally. And In the midst of this turmoil, you may be in a career change or a job search. How is it even possible to focus or stay motivated with all of this chaos around you? Life Coach Shawn Doyle shares four tips to stay motivated during these tumultuous times:
1. Set a bad news budget — If you want to get and stay motivated, I strongly recommend limiting the time spent reading or watching negative stories. Look I’m not an ostrich, and I’m not burying my head in the sand — I know that there is violence and terrorism in the world. If a horrific story comes up I will find out what happened, but once I get the gist of it, I move on. I do not dwell on the sad horrific details and read all of the eyewitness reports on the horror that happened. The result of doing that is just depressing and it brings you down. So I strongly recommend that you create a bad news budget and spend a very short amount of time each day on reviewing the news then move on to something positive.