How Long Is Your Attention Span?



Hey there guys. How was your day? I hope you all are doing well. Today we will be discussing an important topic How long is your attention span? You might have noticed that we sometimes struggle to focus on a certain thing for a very long time.

I don’t know if you have suffered this issue but it has happened with me multiple times. There are certain brain parts that control our attention span. While reading an article also it has been found that we are getting distracted almost about 40% of the times. It is said that there are two brain systems that control our attention. If we are able to improve upon these areas then we might be able to increase our attention span. It will be very good for us.

In fact meditation has always been teaching us this very thing but we have failed to acknowledge it. If we had acknowledged it then our life would have been much better. See this is the problem with us Indians we take our vedic science too lightly and when foreigners say that the vedic science is correct we give attention to it.

The time has come when we should get back to nature and reverse all the harmful changes we have done to nature. The only way I see it is following the Vedas. The brain is a bi-part system when it comes to attention.

The first one is the automatic one and is involuntary in nature. It is always-on and takes in stimuli and process it. While our system 2 is the rational brain. It helps us in making decisions. It follows rules, weighs out multiple options and chooses rationally. While you might think that your system 2 is mostly working but that is simply not the truth. Most of our day to day tasks are handled by system 1. Almost all of our work is done by the system 1.

I hope you liked my short article. If you have further insights into the topic then feel free to drop it down in the comments section below. Play the quiz as well and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family.

Here are some quotes on attention span:

“Books are better than television, the internet, or the computer for educating and maintaining freedom.
Books matter because they state ideas and then attempt to thoroughly prove them. They have an advantage precisely because they slow down the process, allowing the reader to internalize, respond, react and transform. The ideas in books matter because time is taken to establish truth, and because the reader must take the time to consider each idea and either accept it or, if he rejects it, to think through sound reasons for doing so. A nation of people who write and read is a nation with the attention span to earn an education and free society if they choose.”
― Oliver DeMille

“The most dangerous thing about an academic education is that it enables my tendency to over-intellectualize stuff, to get lost in abstract thinking instead of simply paying attention to what’s going on in front of me.”

― David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

“She’s always getting into trouble because she gets bored really really easily.
My mum says it’s because Celia has an attention span the size of a sesame seed.
Celia’s mum says it’s because Celia’s identity is unfurling itself slowly, like a tulip bud, and it’s a breathtakingly beautiful thing to see.”
― Jaclyn Moriarty, Feeling Sorry for Celia

“An exceedingly confident student would in theory make a terrible student. Why would he take school seriously when he feels that he can outwit his teachers?”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“My adult life has been a patchwork of projects, most of which were fleeting fancies of overreaching vision. I tend to seize on things, only to abandon them due to a lack of time, talent or inclination.”
― Susan Wiggs, The Goodbye Quilt

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  • Question of

    What was your favorite school subject while growing up?

    • Recess
    • Art
    • Science
    • English
  • Question of

    Pick a snack!

    • Potato chips
    • Bite-sized sandwiches
    • Caramel apples
  • Question of

    What sport do you enjoy watching most?

    • Football (Soccer)
    • Basketball
    • Baseball
    • American Football
  • Question of

    What’s your spirit animal?

    • Monkey
    • Elephant
    • Giraffe
    • Dog
  • Question of

    On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most often, how often do you use your smartphone in a day?

    • 1-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-10
  • Question of

    Which of the following is your favorite movie genre?

    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Romance
    • Documentary
  • Question of

    When you doodle, what do you draw most?

    • Complicated, intricate, creative designs
    • Animals and people
    • Items that have to do with whatever I should be paying attention to
    • I don’t usually doodle
  • Question of

    What’s your favorite activity to do at the park?

    • Have a picnic
    • Play frisbee
    • Go jogging
    • Feed the birds
  • Question of

    Choose a tropical fruit!

    • Mango
    • Pineapple
    • Coconut
  • Question of

    Which word best describes you?

    • Hard-working
    • Calm
    • Active
    • Crazy
  • Question of

    What is your age?

    • Under 18 Years Old
    • 18 to 24 Years Old
    • 25 to 30 Years Old
    • 31 to 40 Years Old
  • Question of

    What is your gender?

    • Male
    • Female
    • Other
  • Question of

    What kind of books do you read?

    • A huge novel!
    • Books from a series. After I finish one, I can just keep reading!
    • Small chapter books.
    • I read but rarely finish books. Take it one step at a time!
    • I only read if I have to!
    • Books? People still read those?
  • Question of

    By the halfway mark in a long movie, you’re usually…

    • Dozing.
    • It depends on the movie. It keeps my attention if it has lots of action and explosions!
    • My mind is focused only on the movie, nothing else.
    • Still watching the movie but I’m also watching the popcorn.
  • Question of

    You’re at your friend’s birthday party. What are you doing?

    • I ditch as soon as I get my cake.
    • Floating from conversation to conversation.
    • Engaged in a deep conversation with one person.
    • Trying hard to win at Pin the Tail.

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