I came to a sad realization today: I can’t focus on a singular idea for longer than 30 seconds.
I like to go on walks to clear my mind and think about something that I’m trying to solve. Problem is though, I found that my mind wanders. I’m not saying this is bad, at least I don’t think it is, because I believe my subconscious is doing most of the work. But I’m starting to wonder should I be able to focus on an idea for minutes at a time?
Am I so out of practice that I can’t do such a thing? Has TV brainwashed me to the point where my mind even works like a shitty music video cutting to a new scene every 5 seconds?
I think it is time I look into meditating and what it can do to help me because I don’t like the thought of not being able to control my own mind. Is focus the ability to stay on a concept for however long you wish or is it the space where you can let your mind do the driving and guide you to wherever you should go?
- jwphillips said: I seriously think the internet is the blame for this. It’s far too easy for something to steal your focus, so your mind is easily susceptible to distractions when in other environments. I have this issue a lot myself. Reading books might help.
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