Friday, November 13, 2009
So today I came to the realization that it isn't only my eyes deconstructing from the hours of time I spend on the computer everyday, but my attention span too. Not such a great thing to have happen when you have to sit and read or listen in everyday situations. Using the internet, we are allowed to move information before us so quickly that our minds become trained to behave that way more and more. My eyes were 20/15 before I came to college. That's even better than perfect vision. Now, I could honestly tell you that I'd be lucky to maybe have 20/20. Like my eyes, my attention span has seriously suffered. I actually find it difficult to sit in a cafe and simply read or to do a tutorial. Not good! Plus, I LOVE to chill out with my coffee and read.
So, I've done research on decreasing attention spans and how to build it back again. I've decided to devote at least 1 hour to reading or doing word puzzles a day. Time is always an issue, especially as a student and employee, but I think that this is pretty important. Plus, I want to enjoy the things I used to. Time to get back into focus!