But one day is practically a lifetime in the markets, which is evident this week, as rising fears of a Russia-Ukraine conflict are putting inflation and the Fed on the back burner for investors.
The fact is that we live in an age of overwhelming information. Everywhere we look, we’re surrounded by headlines designed to grab our attention and create a strong emotional response… and it works.
Market and economic news can be especially stressful because we don’t know what’s going to turn into major headaches or cause a market meltdown.
If you have headline stress, here are three simple strategies you can use to win:
- Limit pings, push notifications and news alerts. These constant reminders immediately grab your attention and can heighten the perception of danger and anxiety.
- Refocus by doing something positive. Whether it’s spending time outside, doing something kind for someone else or some other activity; channeling anxious energy in a positive direction can help get you out of the stress rut.
- Reach out for reassurance. Whether it’s our advisors, a calming friend or someone you love, break the stress spiral by leaning on your support network.
Headlines are everywhere and we can’t always avoid them. But we can take a deep breath, put them on the back burner and work to keep them from hurting our mindset.
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