Digital stress and information overload…graphically represented to stop your brain from hurting too much! [Reference Source]
While conventional wisdom teaches us that multitasking makes us more efficient, research suggests that we’re incapable of efficiently managing more than two tasks at a time.
- Our daily consumption of media has more than doubled in the last 50 years from 5 hours to 12 hours.
- The average computer user checks 40 websites a day, switching between programs 36 times an hour.
- 61% of adults admit to being addicted to the internet.
- Excessive internet use may lead to the atrophy of grey matter and impact memory, goal-setting, and decision making.
Don’t forget to check out the LITFL guide to dealing with information overload, last updated April 2012.