Life moves at a very fast pace for most of us. And on top of that, we’re constantly checking our smartphones, social media accounts, headlines, feeds, playlists and so much more. That means that every single day, we process an incredible amount of information. And it’s no wonder that we feel scattered and frazzled. If you’re in the same boat, keep reading to learn how to feel more calm and collected.
From the moment we wake up to the time we go to bed, we consume information. It might come in the form of news stories and headlines, or it might come in the form of our favorite bloggers, vloggers, YouTubers, journalists and artists.
One could argue that since there’s always so much free content at our fingertips, we’re better off: we must be more enriched, cultured, and educated.
But it’s safe to say that with so much information coming in, we’re not really enriching our lives. Instead, we’re spreading ourselves thin. Maybe one could argue that the focus has shifted from focusing on the content to simply consuming the content. And this constant consumption can leave you feeling distracted and scatter-brained.
How can you fix this problem?
One simple, yet life-changing tip, is to consume more slowly and with more intention. If you do this, you might not see every latest story and trend. But you will certainly consume information and grow in knowledge about the things that are most important to you.
For example, if you have a favorite author, follow him or her, but limit your consumption of the many other blogs out there.
If you have a favorite musician, take time to listen to their music and to pay attention to their lyrics. You just might get to know them better.
It doesn’t really matter what your interest is. Just allow yourself to tune out the infinite amount of default content that fills your screen, and intentionally seek out the information you want.
This can help you consume more slowly and more mindfully. In the end, it can leave you feeling less scattered, and more focused.