Have you ever noticed how sad, upset or angry you feel after catching up on the news? If you haven’t noticed, observe your reactions next time you tune in. Make a conscious effort to assess how your body feels.

Do you feel tight in your shoulders or upper back? What about a knot or churning in your stomach?

Does your mind race as you ask yourself, “How could anybody do that? “or “What is this world coming to?”

These (and any other bad-feelings) are normal reactions to disasters and violence. But here’s something you may not know: news organizations are making you feel this way on purpose! When I was in journalism school, we had a saying in the news room: “If it bleeds, it leads.” Have you ever heard of “sensationalistic” journalism? Think Jerry Springer meets the local apartment fire.

It’s evoking emotion in any way possible so you pay attention. When this vacuum’s created, you’re now vulnerable to advertising and thinking like the news organization, aka, agenda pushing. These subliminal messages can really affect you, and you hardly notice it. How? Let’s connect what we’ve just exposed about the media and how it relates to your life.

Our brains are like giant magnets, able to attract information, either positive or negative.  As your brain interprets information, your subconscious backs up or reaffirm the stories you tell yourself. These truths become your reality, and you make decisions based in this space.

You have the ability to feed your reality either positive or good-feeling thoughts, or negative or bad-feeling thoughts. If you’re constantly ingesting news content: wars, famines, disease, death etc., this becomes your dominant reality, and you continue to strengthen your negative thinking. Before you know it, you’re angry at the government, livid with law-enforcement, and fearful about the next disaster.

What’s worse is you’re exposed to this all day, every day with modern technology. Feeling good is almost impossible! I know it’s a bit unrealistic to seal yourself completely off from the world, but you can limit how much time you spend in negativity. You can do this by becoming aware of the negative messages you expose yourself to and limiting your focus on them. Block out a 15 minute chunk of your day for catching up on the news. Don’t look at it again until the next day. Limit your media to one TV station, newspaper or radio talk show. Choose to read only headlines. Do what works for you, but focus on feeling good. You may end up eliminating other negative information like emails, social posts and magazines too.

If you’re ready to take the ultimate challenge, go on a “news diet” for 30 days. Purposely ignore news-related media during this time and re-evaluate how you feel. As a recovering journalist, I find myself centered and more at peace after I eliminated about all news from my life. The main strategy for ultimate happiness is feeling good, and this may be one strategy that gets you there fast.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can attract more clients….
 
1.  Join my Facebook Community-Client Attractor Club for  FREE support, encouragement, and marketing strategy to attract more clients and grow your business. Make sure you’re logged into your Facebook account and click HERE.
 
2. The Client Attractor Blueprint Program is a comprehensive marketing blueprint
 that teaches you how to create marketing that connects and gets RESULTS. 
Find out more about it HERE.
 
3. If you’re just plain “stuck” trying to attract more clients, let’s have a real, one-on-one chat.
 To schedule your complimentary Business Breakthrough Coaching Session Click HERE.

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Sue

    Thanks for your work! You’re inspiring me and helping me feel encouraged!

  2. JamesNix

    Astonishingly user pleasant website. Tremendous info available on couple of gos to.

  3. best cbd oil

    An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend
    who had been doing a little research on this. And he in fact ordered me breakfast because I stumbled upon it for him…

    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanx for spending time to talk about this topic here
    on your internet site.

  4. I think other site proprietors should take this website as an model, very clean and excellent user genial style and design, let alone the content. You are an expert in this topic!

  5. Ronnie

    My brother suggested I might like this website.
    He was entirely right. This post actually made my day.
    You cann’t imagine simply how much time I
    had spent for this information! Thanks!

  6. Hello there, You’ve done a great job. I will definitely digg it and
    personally suggest to my friends. I’m sure they’ll be benefited from this website.

  7. Auvela Skin Care

    Wonderful article! That is the type of info that are
    meant to be shared around the internet. Shame on Google for no
    longer positioning this submit upper! Come on over and seek advice from my web
    site . Thank you =)

  8. Skincell

    Howdy! I know this is kind of off-topic but I had
    to ask. Does building a well-established blog such as yours take a lot of work?
    I’m completely new to running a blog however I do write in my diary daily.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can share my experience and thoughts online.
    Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips for new
    aspiring bloggers. Appreciate it!

    1. Jaime

      Hi, Skincell. I think starting a blog is two-fold: One, setting the blog up. Two, the content. I am using WordPress and using a theme called Ocean WP. Think of WordPress like the foundation of a house (not much is there but you can build anything you want on it). After you sign up for WordPress, which is free, you can install a theme (think of it like the frame of a house), and then design your web pages with it. I use Elementor, a plug in, (think of plug ins like the paint you put on your walls to decorate) to design the page layouts. You can watch tutorials on YouTube to learn all of it! That is what I did. Now on to part two, content. If you’ve been keeping a diary, I’m sure you have plenty of ideas and content to get started! You can take some of your entries and post them on the blog once you have it set up. Just dig in and get started. You can do it 🙂

  9. William

    Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it was
    super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.

    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing.
    Do you have any helpful hints for novice blog writers? I’d
    certainly appreciate it.

    1. Jaime

      Hi William, good to hear from you! Glad you’re enjoying the blog. If I had to sum it all up, my advice would be to know your audience and write posts dedicated to what they want to know. I teach my business clients to first understand the “big issue” or problem their audience has and is trying to solve. I say understand their problem because that is the information they are seeking. When they are searching the internet for help, there’s a good chance they will find your blog (if you’re writing content that aligns with the problem they’re trying to solve). I could go on and on, but that is a good start!

  10. Isaac

    Hi there, this weekend is fastidious designed for me,
    since this point in time i am reading this fantastic educational paragraph here at my residence.

  11. Christopher

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up plus the rest of the site is
    also really good.

  12. Aviana

    Definitely believe that which you said. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the web the
    simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely
    get irked while people consider worries that they just don’t know
    about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as
    defined out the whole thing without having side-effects ,
    people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get
    more. Thanks

  13. Reva Stuesse

    Hey there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group?

    1. Jaime

      Hi Reva,

      Yes, please share this blog if it would be helpful to your group.

      Thanks so much!

      Jaime

  14. Belkis Anyan

    I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. thanks

    1. Jaime

      Hi,

      I used OceansWP theme and Elementor to create the “style” of the website.

      Jaime

  15. Louetta Soucy

    It¡¦s actually a nice and useful piece of info. I am happy that you simply shared this useful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

Leave a Reply