Look to the clouds to combat info overload
Here and There – By Aaron Hall
Working in the news/media industry, it is fast paced and with the advent of social media and smart phones… information can be spread quickly and instantaneously.
On occasion if one has lots of other things going on in their life outside of work, combining any of this personal stress with the tweets, emails, media invites, press releases, and deadlines.. you may find yourself suffering from information overload.
With the way society, and this line of work is currently and is leading towards, this information is going to become more accessible, and more of it will be available.
So how do you handle it?
Here’s some tips in this article on a few ways to do so, but I want to emphasize one of their tips… take a break!
Taking a break is one thing, but if your break consists of watching television or playing video games… the information may still be bombarding you in some discreet ways.
Feeling a bit consumed the other day, I walked to the water, sat myself in a lounge chair, and looked up.
It was a gorgeous warm evening, with a nice cool breeze, all coming after a scorcher of a day.
The clouds above me were moving at a good clip, and I tried not to look at the clouds thinking if they were tropospheric or stratospheric, or what storm system might be rolling in, and how this might effect the weather forecast I would be updating in the morning.
I tried to take myself from all of that… and after a few minutes, there it was.
A coy fish… a dolphin, an elf with the top of his head chopped of, and even an upside down elephant.
It was refreshing to feel like a kid again, use the imagination to spot some items in the clouds, and just enjoy some some relaxation time.
So the next time you’re feeling a bit stressed out… take a few minutes, a look to the clouds!
You should feel nice and refreshed.
Let me know what you do to alleviate information overload as well! (Contact information is at the end of this post)
EXTRA! EXTRA! BIG NEWS
A $3.6 million dollar drug bust just outside of Wallaceburg! Guns, ammo and bullet proof vests were also seized as a result of this bust… literally in our back yard.
Another wind farm has popped up in Chatham-Kent! This one is in North Buxton. This is a controversial issue every time wind energy is mentioned… there are always a lot of passionate people, who argue their beliefs one way or the other.
A cat got you by the tongue? Well the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit is hoping no one puts these books near their tongue, after iussing this warning about a book called ‘Meow’.
I had the chance to take part in the Wallaceburg Dragon Boat Festival this past weekend (June 4), and I am going to make sure I can go year in and year out now! It was a blast all day, and was all going to multiple great cauised in the Wallaceburg community. I highly recommend checking out this event next year and getting involved. Here’s the story, including a photo gallery from Brian Armitage.
Pickering man highjacks car on 401. What’s this guy thinking?
Tragedy in Wallaceburg… 72-year-old Donald Martin died after his car flipped into a ditch.
Postal strike is taking place across Canada… here is a story with some great comments from the CKDP readers.
140 CHARACTERS OR LESS
Bruce Corcoran via Facebook – “Talk about distracted driving — I saw a woman heading down St. Clair Street this morning eating a cup of cereal! What’s worse, she was on a bicycle.”
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“There had to be 1,500 people down there throughout the day… 24 teams, only one boat turnover, and we raised approximately $20,000 for the different charities that were involved in it.”
- Brian Armitage, organizer of the 10th annual Wallaceburg Dragon Boat Festival that was held Saturday, June 4th in downtown Wallaceburg.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Here’s a shot that Armitage took during the Wallaceburg Dragon Boat festival. It’s of a team that flipped their boat into the water, after causing the boat to tip after crossing the finish line and celebrating. Ironically the team was called ‘Sink or Swim’!
Brian Armitage Photo
C-K MUSIC NOTE
Check out this video… shot at the new recording studio on Walpole Island, music by the Neil Malcolm Band. All from the Wallaceburg area!
Congrats to Kailey Houston and Thomas Bednarik of Chatham-Kent Secondary School who were announced as the winners of the Dr. Jack Parry Award. This award recognizes academic and athletic excellence, and is handed out annually to a male and female recipient.
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Aaron is the Morning News Host at 99.1 CKXS in Wallaceburg. E-mail him at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter @Aaron__Hall or Facebook!