Raise your hand if you’re feeling some Zoom fatigue right now 🙋 Because I know I am! ⁠

Now that the weather is warm and summer is in full swing, I am craving in-person activities.⁠⁠

I’m worried I’ll miss out on some awesome content, though, which got me thinking…⁠ There is SO MUCH CONTENT available online right now. ⁠⁠

From webinars to summits to social media (yep, there here, too) – it’s a lot.⁠ And, it’s making my already slightly saturated brain even more exhausted.⁠

I’m creating a ton of content to share all over the place — AND I’m consuming content like a mad woman.

⁠Here are some tips to screen some of the content available out there in order to limit your screen time.⁠

✅ Look at the branding. Does it meet you at your level? Do the colors and graphics speak to you? Do you see yourself in any of the images?

You may have heard me say this before about networking opportunities and events. If your gut says it’s not the right fit, there’s probably a reason.

Ask yourself: what am I going to learn from this? If the answer is that you’re not sure, then it’s probably not a good fit.

Let’s say the topic is something broad. Since I mentioned it above, let’s say the topic of the workshop or article is branding.

Now, if it seems like the 1-hour workshop is going to cover everything from your logo to your website to your colors to the images you’re using to your copy and beyond… Well, I hate to break it to you, but that’s impossible. That’s a semester in college, not a 1-hour webinar.

Content should be niched down and specific. If the person or organization presenting the content seems like they’re speaking to everything and everyone, you probably aren’t going to walk away with what YOU need. (I know, that’s kind of like what I said above, but it bears repeating

Phone a friend. If you’re thinking about signing up for a workshop or webinar, ask your community if they’ve heard of it before and if they’d recommend it. You can also read the reviews.

Go with your gut. If you’re tired or you need a break. If you’re at saturation point mentally and don’t have space for more information. If you’re just not sure that this is the right space to expend energy… Go with your gut!

If you truly feel like you missed something, you can always follow up with the person presenting the content about future events, webinars, or workshops. Or hire that person.

Trust yourself and protect your energy.

And a few additional tips for good measure…

✅ Turn off notifications on your phone after your workday is complete; don’t turn them back on until you’ve restarted your workday. That way, you’re not thinking about all the things you need to be doing when you’re trying to relax and spend time with your loved ones.

✅Turn off the little red dots that alert you to how many emails you have on your phone. This was a game-changer for me. Seeing that little red dot with the insanely high number gave me anxiety every time I opened my phone. So, I turned off the notification.

Preserve your energy to avoid burnout.

Your time is valuable. Even if the content is free, there’s time and energy investment involved.

What are some of your tips for screening content? Let us know at @districtblissevents

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