I miss the old days. For me that was the early 90’s before I owned a handphone. I used to focus and seemed to get a lot more done. Things were slower paced at work, but interactions were higher quality. Ironically I think we spent time a lot more effectively then, with fewer distractions like emails.
But things got really bad after I starting owning a smart phone in 2011. I resisted for very long before that but everyone around me had one, and I was feeling like a dinosaur.
These days I think I have some kind of attention deficit and get angsty if I am not doing something on my phone, be it something as simple as checking for the exact meaning of a word including pictures of it. It halts my reading of a book (if at every get to concentrating and reading in the first place instead of playing a game on my phone)
There is this unquenchable need to know everything and it’s made worse because the answer is literally at your fingertips. Often that something is rather trivial.
The ease at which we can access information is becoming a hindrance, don’t you think?
I am unable to truly focus on just one task and get it done well.
I really need to find some time to get disconnected. A tech free day.
Right now it doesn’t seem possible as I feel nervous without my phone in hand. So embarrassing, this lack of control.
I worry about loosing my phone even more than loosing my wallet. Previously my wallet would be the main thing I would check.
Please tell me I’m not alone.