Is it because of the society that we have limited attention?
Everyone has some awareness of the limited capacity of attention, and our social behavior makes allowances for these limitations.
By Daniel Kahneman in his book Thinking, Fast and Slow
In today's content economy, attention is indeed a limited resource.
With constant notifications, advertisements, and distractions vying for our attention, it becomes increasingly challenging to focus on one task or idea for an extended period.
As a result, our social behavior has had to adapt to this reality, with individuals often resorting to multitasking and employing various strategies to effectively manage their limited attention.
They have become an integral part of our lives, but they also pose a significant challenge to our ability to concentrate on a single task.
Moreover, the rise of social media platforms and the constant stream of information they provide further contributes to the scarcity of attention.
We are constantly exposed to an overwhelming amount of content, ranging from news articles to memes, from personal updates to viral videos.
The sheer volume and variety of information available at our fingertips can be overwhelming, making it difficult to filter through and prioritize what truly deserves our attention.
In response to these challenges, individuals have developed coping mechanisms to manage their attention effectively.
Some people practice time management techniques. Others use productivity apps and tools to block distractions and create a conducive environment for concentration.
Still, others engage in mindfulness practices, such as meditation, or in my case, boxing.
But what worked for me is the time blocking technique, which is preached by the amazing Cal Newport.
As simple as it sounds, set a time and get to work no matter what.