We will soon eclipse the horizon of 2014, introducing a new year and a multitude of well-intended Resolutions that will be forgotten or discarded like some old toy within a month or two.
This is one of those well-intended Resolutions and I hope it can avoid the bargain bin.
The truth is I’ve already started on it. It started a few weeks ago, and while it is a work in progress, I did not intend it as my New Year’s Resolution. It is more of a focus, a necessity.
A radio program I was listening to caught my attention discussing the effects of social media and smartphone devices on our attention span and brain development. That branched into reading and listening to a professor from Stanford University, Dr. Clifford Nass, who unfortunately passed away this year. (you can read here, and here, and listen here)
His research is incredible, foretelling, and frightening. Continue reading “My Resolution: Putting the Distractions on Silent”