I do listen to the news but I strive not to let the news lead my life.
So, what I do is, I listen to the news and I read and study my Bible and I strive to think about what I read/studied all day long.
Today I read Luke 23 and I studied a good part of this chapter. Since it is a relatively long chapter, studying it takes time. Then I went somewhere and I got a chance to listen to the Bible via my car bluetooth. Just beautiful!