In a noisy, distracting world, you often give your attention away. Sometimes it’s taken away. Either way, you’re paying.
Consistent with a financial fundamental, pay yourself first. Invest more of your attention into yourself. You’ll appreciate the benefits.
Per science (easy read, better read), spending more time in the absence of noise and distraction will:
- Grow new brain cells that become functioning neurons
- Increase self-reflective thought that’s deeper and more creative
- Reduce overall stress and tension
- Improve cognitive performance (reading attention, memory, problem solving)
But competition for your attention is high.
Especially when your awareness or will is low.
Here in this post: one new trend that further increases that competition, a fundamental concept behind creative thought, and a caution to be intentional about silence and reflection.