We just have so many choices, all the gadgets, the screens, the apps - we are being pulled in so many different directions it’s hard to focus on any of them. We are also being sold to by advertisers from all corners of the internet, it's no wonder we feel almost constantly overwhelmed. This of course also effects our ability to connect with each other. We’re exhausted, distracted, disconnected and I would hazard a guess that I’m not the only one who feels guilty about this on a daily basis - I feel like I’m chasing my tail from the moment I wake up. But what can we do about it? Is that just the world we live in now? Do we all need to retire to our caves and become hermits? There has to be a way to feel better about this and still function meaningfully in the world - in our lives, professions, with our friends and of course our families. Someone recommended this book to me earlier in the year and it really explains why this is happening and why we feel like this, and the good news is, it's not entirely our fault.
So how do we resist distraction and more importantly, how can we get our attention back? This week WellBeings talks to multiple New York Times bestselling author, Johann Hari. He's been interviewed by every major media outlet in the world for this book and he can claim two of the most watched TED Talks of all time, but more than anything this really is a personal story for Johann. We look at the forces robbing us of our attention, how he personally came to terms with the attention-crisis we’re currently experiencing, and how we can reclaim our mind and most importantly our lives.