Welcome back, awesome readers!
So. According to a really lengthy study – a study so long that I could barely finish reading it without losing my concentration – the average attention span is just over 8 seconds.
Allow me to rephrase that in case you’re a really slow reader and couldn’t get through the above sentence without veering your thoughts towards food or something:
HUMANS HAVE AN ATTENTION SPAN OF 8 SECONDS.
Do you know what this means? This means that we aren’t humans at all. We’re goldfish.
And while 8 seconds really doesn’t seem like a long time, do you realize how much can get done in 8 seconds?
I can check email, stalk friends on Facebook, plan dinner (usually Triscuits), look out my window, check text messages on my phone AND still have a few seconds left over to feel guilty about all the work I should have been doing during the previous 8 seconds. Which, of course, leads to the next 8-second spurt of focused concentration.
The good news is that even though our attention spans have decreased from a whopping 12 seconds to a mere 8 seconds, we’ve become talented multi-taskers (as demonstrated above).
I’m going to end this post here because I KNOW y’all aren’t paying attention anymore. Or maybe it’s just me. I need to do laundry. And where are my keys?