Why you can't focus
We are constantly being bombarded with information and it’s difficult to filter out what’s important and what’s not. This is why it’s so hard to focus in the modern world.
It’s no secret that it’s harder to focus today than it was in the past.
There are more distractions and more things competing for our attention. This can be traced back to the industrial revolution when people started working in factories. They were doing repetitive tasks all day long and their attention span started to decrease. Then, with the advent of the internet, we have even more distractions. We are constantly being bombarded with information and it’s difficult to filter out what’s important and what’s not. This is why it’s so hard to focus in the modern world. We have too many things vying for our attention and not enough time to give each one the attention it deserves.
The best way to become more focused is to eliminate distractions.
For most people, that means getting rid of the apps and social media platforms on their phones. It’s not enough to just turn off notifications; you need to delete the apps entirely so you’re not tempted to check them every five minutes. This may seem like a drastic step, but it’s necessary if you want to regain focus. Once you’ve eliminated the distractions, you’ll be amazed at how much more productive you can be.
Forming routines sounds boring, I know. But it’s essential if you want to be productive. Forming a routine helps in building a structure that our brain can thrive, like waking up early and at the same time, eating nutritious food etc.
The main reason why routines are important is because they help to reduce decision fatigue. Decision fatigue is the state of being tired and stressed from making too many decisions. When we’re in this state, we’re more likely to make poor decisions.
That’s why it’s important to have a set routine. With a routine, you don’t have to waste mental energy on deciding what to do next because you’ve already decided. This frees up your mental energy so that you can focus on more important things.
So if you want to be productive, find a routine that works for you and stick to it. Your brain will thank you for it.
It’s always helpful to have a high performance mindset when trying to figure out where to focus your limited time and resources.
By keeping a stoic or scientific outlook, you can better assess what is worth your attention and what is not. Christianity also provides a useful framework for prioritizing your actions. By understanding that there is a greater plan at work, you can let go of the things that are beyond your control and focus on what you can influence. Ultimately, having a high performance mindset will help you make the most of your limited time and resources.
Having a healthy body enables a healthy mind that can focus better.
It’s a simple concept, but it’s one that is often forgotten in today’s world. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with distractions and it can be difficult to stay focused on what is important. However, if we take care of our bodies and make sure that we are healthy, we will be able to focus better and achieve our goals. When our minds are healthy and focused, we are able to think more clearly and make better decisions. We are also better able to handle stress and anxiety. So, if you want to have a healthy mind, make sure that you take care of your body first.
Unfocused people are like someone who goes to the gym but doesn’t lift any weights. They may be doing some activities, but they’re not accomplishing anything. Unfocused people also tend to have a lot of distractions in their lives. Just like someone who’s constantly bombarded with notifications from social media and email, they’re pulled in many different directions and have a hard time focus on anything.
This is part of my ‘why’ blog series as I deep dive to our modern day struggles. Read my last blogpost here. A free video version of this blog can be found here.