How to Stay Productive During Media Overload

Available for Interviews: Dr. Travis Parry

Travis Parry, PhD, is a speaker, coach, and educator and has a passion for helping others in achieve a healthy work/life balance. Parry is also the author of the #1 bestseller, Achieving Balance: Make Time to Reach Your Business and Personal Goals in an Overworked World. 


What Dr. Parry Can Say in an Interview:

Checking the news used to be a one-night affair with one’s favorite nightly newscasters and you were updated. Before TV, it was Radio or Newspaper over morning breakfast. Now we have a 24/7 news cycle that is in our face each day constantly streaming. 

What can we do to stay productive during the media overload each day? Check out some basics with these 5 tips:

1) Save News Updates for Personal Time. Distractions keep us from focusing our time and energy throughout the workday, and news updates are the #1 source of distraction. When you are working in the digital world, news of the election, the pandemic, storms, etc., are constantly bombarding us. They show up in google searches, social media news feeds, commercials on the radio, in water cooler discussions at work. While working, news should be work-focused. If a news alert hits you about the latest on the new stimulus package and that will affect your clients or marketing, that is news you can use that can help them. Avoid the mindless water cooler conversations that don’t stimulate working productivity. Save it for lunchtime or after hours events. 

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