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How Do I Stay Positive?


Bad news sells! Watch this week's Arista Advice to learn how to protect yourself and stay positive in our negative, modern world.

Full Transcript:

Hello, welcome to Arista Advice. Question of the week is: "Paul, how do I say positive?" This is a great question!

Approximately 90% of all media that we read is negative. Yes, negative! Negative, negative, negative! 1 in 10 American adults check their newsfeed every hour. Time Magazine says that 1 in 10 Americans check their news every hour. 

So we shouldn't underestimate the psychology effects of bad news. Doctors say constant news scanning only causes increased stress and anxiety levels. The City Reporter lost 66% of readers when it published positive news for a day. The social experiment was undertaken to see the effects of negative versus positive news stories on people.

Studies show that headlines that include "bad, worst, never" catch 30% more attention than anything else. The evidence is clear, bad news sells! We live in a negative world,  negative press, negative news, war, terror, murders, stabbings, riots. 

All this needs to be in perspective and suppressed to a certain amount. Think on the positive and turn off the negative because the negative will cause you to go see your psychiatrist more often than you should. Remember, negative news sells, and we are checking our newsfeeds too often, too regularly, and that negative news comes into us, and we oftentimes go share it and spread it, and it causes issues in many things. Remember, stay positive in a negative, short-term world. 

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