Facebook does it.
The 24-hour news stations do it.
Hell, any form of social media does it.
What is this, you may ask?
No, I'm not talking about a drama story or the three-act drama play your child may be in. I'm talking about the day-to-day events that sucks your life down into rabbit holes. And, of course, it's even more so whenever there is a major crisis or a US Presidential election. Which, according to Facebook, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, etc. there is a BREAKING NEWS crisis every five seconds.
Drama are the stories that gets people's blood boiling, where they rant and rave on Facebook comments, despite the hypocrisy of their stance on many issues. No one seems to be completely immune to it.
It doesn't even need to be national news. It can be within your geographic area (i.e. the so-called controversial new logo for the University of North Dakota) or within your own family and friends.
However, you can control it. Control how much you take in and how it affects you.
Focus on what you need to do. For me, it's writing. I have the fourth novel in the Central Division Series that is nearing the end of the first draft. As of this writing, I am at 53,000 words and will guess I will be adding another 10,000+ before it ends. I am focusing on a mid-August release, which means editing and cover art creation.
What projects are you working on? Or would like to work on?
Stay away from the drama.
And get to work.
The universe needs you. And the universe will thank you for it.