6 Things to do If You Have a Short Attention Span
In the 21st century, with the internet, television, smartphones and media, it’s common to suffer from a short attention span. It’s hard to pay attention for long periods of time. But we can’t blame media and technology for our lack of attention span. Just like we wouldn’t blame the closet for a lack of running shoes, we can’t blame social networking sites for a short attention span. If you want to improve your ability to focus for a long period of time, you need to train your mind just like you would train your body for a marathon. Here are a few things you could do to increase your attention span.
Meditating is a good way to train your mind to restrain it against external stimuli. It’s a great tool to be here and present without letting your mind wander. Meditate for at least 15 minutes everyday by closing your eyes or focusing on a single object, like your index finger or a lit candle.
2. Avoid multitasking
Many a times, you try to do many things at once in the hopes of getting everything done as quickly as possible. But usually, this can distract you and the quality of your work can suffer. Try to focus on one task at a time, and move on the next only when the task is completed.
3. Limit your caffeine intake
Coffee might be a quick fix for staying alert but getting addicted to it can have severe repercussions on your health. Go easy on the amount of caffeine you drink every day. Replace your energy drink or coffee with tea, a better option.