5 Secrets To Overcoming Information Overload AudioBook and Ebook.
Since the Internet’s inception several decades ago, information overload has become more prevalent. Between texts, tweets, emails, and the never-ending stream of news feeds on Facebook, the viral videos we can’t stop watching, the numerous photos and videos we take, and the numerous phone numbers we collect, we’ve become overwhelmed and overloaded with, for the most part, irrelevant and unnecessary information. With 24/7 access to information at our fingertips, we are creating and consuming ten times the amount of information we did just ten years ago. With all of this knowledge at our fingertips, it’s easy to fall victim to information overload and the detrimental impact it has on our physical and emotional well-being.
Unfortunately, our minds are not built to comprehend this amount of information and can rapidly get overwhelmed as they attempt to process all we are exposed to on a daily basis. Not only may information overload impair our productivity, but it can also leave us feeling frustrated, depressed, and exhausted. According to Daniel J. Levitin, author of The Organized Mind, our conscious minds are intended to focus on no more than four things at a time. If we go any further than this, we begin to lose our judgment, our focus, and our sense of direction.
To mitigate the detrimental effects of information overload on our mental health and well-being, we must make a conscious effort to limit the amount of information we consume and purge our thoughts of all the unneeded information we gather on a daily basis. Here are five strategies to regaining our ability to think clearly, conquer procrastination, and spend less time getting more done so that we may progress and manage the information we are exposed to in the future more effectively.