There’s likely a good reason…
A study suggests that we, humans – have lost 1/3 of our concentration span from the year 2000 to the start of the mobile revolution.
According to the same study, we now have shorter attention spans than goldfish.
We can attribute this to a world of information overload. A world where we are bombarded constantly with bits of information (real news, fake news, etc..) and thousands of technological interruptions everyday.
There are estimates that the human brain can store up to 2.5 petabytes (2,500 terabytes) of data!
However, we are only using a fraction of our current brain’s capacity and as a result of multiple daily distractions, we are committing less and less information to our memory.
We’re training ourselves to be forgetful.
Stress is a forgetfulness multiplier
On top of our daily distractions, it’s no secret that when we suffer from stress (problems at work, home, organizing a wedding, health issues, etc..), it’s hard to concentrate on anything else.
When we suffer from a significant emotional loss – such as divorce, a death, or job loss; our ability to concentrate is very severely limited.
Lost your keys again?
Lost your train of thought?
Forgot the name of someone after you just met them?
Even forgetting the names of close friends and colleagues?
It’s happening because your entire self – your mental, physical and emotional being; is exclusively focused on resolving the stress-point or significant emotional loss.
Quite simply, your memory capacity is compromised during the healing or resolution process.
What to do about it?
Recognize that your EJL (‘emotional jet lag‘) is just that – it’s perfectly natural and it’s temporary.
Be patient. Allow yourself time to process and resolve the stress-points.
During this time, get more use out of alarm clocks, calendars and daily diaries to offset your forgetfulness.
Try to focus your energies on what you can control and less on what you can’t.
A little trick…
Speaking about forgetfulness….
Did you ever forget to put an appointment in your calendar because the event information was squashed somewhere in the middle of an e mail?
Here’s a little trick I use with Moiety to make sure I don’t miss any events:
Open here for a 'quick calendar trick
- On your e mail, select and copy the event details:
- In Moiety, go to ‘Create Event’ → ‘Next to Preview’ and paste the event details…
…then go on to finish your calendar entry and send out invites if needed.
When completed, your calendar entry will be saved in your ‘Schedule’ screen. Moiety alerts will notify you and your invitees of the upcoming event.
Try this calendar trick and see if you it helps reduce your e mail to calendar problems (it worked for me).
That’s all for now
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