The short duration of attention is not bad, it also has its advantages.from
Maintaining the focus for a long time will put you at a higher level of stress. It seems that our attention span has become shorter and has now become a hot topic – you may have seen relevant discussions on TV, heard about podcasts, read on Twitter, on your watch I saw the relevant news headlines, or you think you can feel like you wake up early in a depressing experience after suddenly climbing every morning.
According to a research report published by Microsoft in 2015, the average duration of people's attention is reduced from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 seconds in 2013 (even more than a well-vanished, only continuous focus in 9 seconds). The goldfish is still short, and the number can move to zero.
Of course, this alarm is a long time. An article in the American electrician in 1897 feared that the "growing reliance on the phone would turn us into a" transparent jelly, "and the body and spirit will be strengthened. "Although the concept of dependence on smartphones (the most obvious culprit for the current crisis of attention) is controversial, there are numerous studies that have shown that the mobile use of obsessive-compulsive disorder can lead to the division of anxiety, chronic missed phobias and Dickens syndrome known as stenotic synovitis on the tendons, known as the mother's arm, refers to excessive use of the joint or inadequate force, resulting in inflammation of the tendon of the joint, making the joint of the muscles the Chinese debt and short inflammation, causing stenosis) – these symptoms are enough to worry, maybe people will eventually "jelly".
It's strange that even if we do nothing with our mobile phone, our hands are still inseparable from our mobile phone. Researchers in Paris noted that 37% of women and 30% of men held their smartphones when they were alone. (Pals and men in Paris have only 18% of their time walking with their mobile phones, which shows that sometimes we can attract the attention of the other party.
However, we should not easily blame our problems that distract the attention of smartphones – people's attention has always been held in a short time. A study conducted a few years before the first generation of iPhone revealed that on average, workers focused on using a tool or document for only two minutes and turned to other tools or documents. In addition, it's a bad thing that attention is not always sustainable. Blocking software on websites allows workers to be distracted by surfing the web while working. Many are more sensitive to time and can work longer – but also show more because they keep their attention. High pressure levels.
For those who want to better control their time, science gives advice. The 2016 study showed that attention meditation can improve the attention and concentration of people in a short period of time, especially for heavy multimedia multitasking users. A study published earlier this year also showed that regular long-term benefits of awareness exercises may be greater than previously thought.
Finally, an issue worth considering is: How long do we want our attention to last? Prolonging at a moderate time is a good thing, but too long focusing can increase the level of stress. Today's problems can not be a lack of attention, but a lack of self-control in front of various interesting and attractive external stimuli.