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Did you know that humans now have a shorter attention span than goldfish? It is no question that our attention is being stretched all across the place.
So the question really becomes: why is everyone so busy?
But are we? Or do we just feel busy because there's a never ending newsfeed to scroll through, another new Netflix series to catch up on, a never-ending list of emails to reply to, notification pop ups every 10 seconds.
Good news for you. This overwhelming feeling can be managed.
The Root Causes of Attention Deficiency:
1. Information Abundance
2. Internet Addiction
Every time you check your phone, your brain releases a small dose of dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centers, this is a main cause for all forms of addiction.
So yes, in some sense, every time you unlock your phone, it's essentially like taking a hit of cocaine.
This isn't your fault. In fact, most social media platforms succeed on getting you addicted to their platform.
How to take control of your time:
- Be aware every time you mindlessly check your phone.
- Challenge yourself everyday to unplug for an hour.
- Try out a digital detox, put your phone away for 24 hours on a weekend.
- Use an app to track how you're spending your time. OFFTIME for your phone, StayFocused for your web browser.
- Enjoy your life.
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