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How to Improve Your Attention Span In Today’s World

About 2 months ago, I discovered that my attention span was becoming invisible. 

I found out that reading a 2000-word article was becoming really difficult for me. 

I would open a book and after reading about 2 paragraphs, I would get bored. 

Watching a video that is more than 10 minutes was a no go area. 

And it was beginning to affect my self-development. 

I knew trouble was looming if I didn’t do anything about this poor development. 

So, I slowed down and took a look at what was causing it. 

I found out that even though reading a 2000-word article was painful for me, I could spend 2 hours browsing through social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

I am not saying all social media is bad – but it is built around the concept of instant gratification and to get you addicted. 

So, the first thing I did was to drastically reduce the amount of time I spent on social media. 

Then I started meditating every morning for 10 minutes. 

Meditating in this case simply means: I will set my timer for 10 minutes. 

Then I will sit on my chair and close my eyes, I try to think about nothing and focus on my breathing until the timer goes off. 

In the beginning, it wasn’t easy. 

I had to do it based on 5 minutes until I got used to it. 

After the meditation, I will set my timer again and discipline myself to read a book for 30 minutes. 

And these 3 things worked for me. 

For instance, I just completed a home-study course that is about 40 hours long. 

Most people’s attention span is so short nowadays. 

Check yourself and do something about it. 

May God help us all.

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  • by Ayeni Adetunji
    Posted July 14, 2020 12:14 pm 0Likes

    Amen sir
    Thanks for the piece

  • by Dayo
    Posted August 14, 2020 6:28 pm 0Likes

    Yes, Good help us all….Amen

    You truelly practice what you teach others. God bless you

  • by Joseph Agbuna
    Posted September 10, 2020 9:05 am 0Likes

    You have always been a blessing since I got to know you. Thanks Sir

  • by Oluwatoba
    Posted November 13, 2020 9:01 am 0Likes

    Thank you for this sir

  • by Emmanuel favour
    Posted November 21, 2021 10:54 am 0Likes

    Amen thank you sir for sharing

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