Your attention is a scarce resource.
Who we are and who we will become to a large extent depends on what we pay attention to and what we choose to ignore. But for most of us it doesn’t seem like we have much choice at all.
We live in a distraction economy where almost everything is competing for and demanding our attention. It’s easy for the brain to be overloaded with too many choices, and when this happens, we often make no choice at all and just accept the easiest option.
The mere presence of our technology, with all its possibilities, affects our behaviour and distract us. We can find it more difficult to fully focus on another person or task, separate work from our personal lives, or find enough time for regularly exercise and to get a good nights sleep. But if we neglect to look after ourselves, sooner or later our ability to look after others, perform well at work and our own health will start to suffer.
Individual coaching can help you to achieve a healthier, more sustainable and rewarding life with technology, so you have the time to pay attention to what really matters to you.
Colin Corby is The Digital Detox Coach . He is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and holds an ICF Certified Diploma in Digital Wellbeing Coaching