Multitasking and media use exacerbates the already short attention span that we posses. We are driven by the notion that more information will make us happy.
More status updates from others, more of emails, more of news and more of everything, is what we run after. The new stimulus, in the form of information bites, appeals to the reward circuits in our brain. And our ways of seeking new information become highly addictive habits.
But in the end it just scatters our experience and makes us more anxious and agitated and less contented. It is the focused and immersive activities that lead to more satisfaction and enjoyment.
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