We used to be able to process and digest more information. However, since the late 1990’s with the wide accessibility of the internet, have been less and less able to understand and concentrate on complex tasks.
Being overexposed to large amounts of information have left us with decision fatigue and overall less cognitive power to process and take action in any significant way to change our lives for the better.
A day spent walking through the mall, in the office, and even at home can be exhausting. The constant borage of screens and information that passes through our eyes are 10 times more than 20 years ago. Yet our brains have not evolved to accommodate such amounts of stimuli.
How does one solve these problems? Stay focused? And have more mental space to focus on important things? Meditation. Quiet time away from screens, TV, avoid loud music and traffic noise. Exercise in silence or with classical music and take 15 minutes each morning and night to cleanse out your mind and thoughts.
We need to give our minds a break. Turn off the external noise and eventually the internal noise with follow.