Imagine if you could measure where our attention is going in a given day. Wouldn’t that be helpful to better understand our stress, boredom, and anxiety? Would that help us cope with these realities of modern life? Let’s say for the sake of this, we imagine a day in our life as a phone battery which is charged to 100% the night prior.
Checking your phone first thing in the morning. 4%
Spam phone call. 1%
Seeing an upsetting news article 5%
Opening your endless email inbox 3%
Sitting on calls at work where you don’t contribute much 8%
Googling a symptom you’re worrying about. 7%
Scrolling through influencer content and feeling bad about yourself 10%
Getting into an argument online. 8%
Viewing your bank balance on your phone. 11%
Watching your family or friends on social media celebrate a life milestone. 9%
Having to give a presentation at work. 15%
Working on your creative projects or side hustles. 7%
Seeing a message from your boss saying “got a sec?” 9%
Checking your phone right before going to bed. 3%
Is this where you want your attention directed each day?