…m not ignorant of events, although I think we all would be happier if we hid under rocks last year. I was just committed to healing, and the news was a detriment, specifically digital media that thrives on the raunchy and terrifying to drive clicks.
First, become aware of your options — you can either give into the distraction, or keep going. Next, breathe deeply. Finally, choose what option you’ll move forward with. Most likely, after taking these steps, you’ll be able to continue on with your task.
Our brains, while extremely powerful, are pulled in so many directions at once that we really limit our ability to do any one task very well. And while multitasking might sound nice on a job posting, people who juggle several streams of content do not pay attention, memorize, or manage tasks as well as those who can “monotask” by focusing on one thing at a time.