I finished this book called “101 Ways to Rock Your World” by Dayna Steele yesterday. I enjoyed it very much and would recommend it to anyone wanting to change things up in life and be productive overall. What caught my attention initially was actually her first tip: 1. Wake up early.
Since I’ve made it a point to do exactly this recently it immediately caught my attention which ultimately made me decide to purchase it one afternoon while visiting Half Price Books Store (I had a 40% off coupon to use after all.) – Waking up early not only gives you more time in the day but it also helps kick start it. I admit, it absolutely SUCKS at first but once your body gets used to it, you’ll thank yourself for making the change.
The one tip that I do not agree with though is actually her second one: 2. Pay attention to the news. Perhaps my mindset should be changed around this but for now here is what I think… there is just so many negative things in the news nowadays. I do not think it would be very productive to start the day off listening, reading, or watching all the negativity portrayed on the news. I mean, just because you don’t pay attention to it doesn’t mean it’s not happening of course, but my question is… when is something ever shown on the news that directly affects me? The weather maybe? (Even that’s not 100% accurate!) How often do we hear people talk about what they heard on the news…yet do we ever hear them talk about how they are personally going to try and resolve the problem? What’s the use of “being aware” if we have no interest in the actual solution to the problems?
What is your take on this? Do you think it’s important for people to pay attention to the news on the daily basis?