Good morning, divine lights… Has your attention span already wandered? It’s not your fault. Something has happened in the past decade or so that is quickly eroding our ability to focus and is shortening all our attention spans: social media.
Think about it (for a few seconds, if you can): Before social media, we used to engage in long, deep, eye-to-eye conversations; get lost in books; be able to study; become engrossed in art; and so much more. Our ability to focus was strong.
Since social media and smartphones came on the scene, though, our attention spans probably didn’t make it through the last sentence. This report from CBS Sunday Morning explains it all. Will you be able to watch the whole segment? Or will your social media-trained brain hop on to the next new thing?
The reason this is so important is because there’s benefit to deep, contemplative thinking. To the ability to appreciate things, and to stick with one thing over time. Just think about how we used to make eye contact with people! Now, everyone’s head is glued to their phones.
But all is not lost. There are tools in Yoga Mind that can help you strengthen your ability to focus, to think more clearly, and to keep from getting swept away by fleeting emotions. Get your copy of Yoga Mind here.