The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world

The guardian has this piece about the lost art of concentration, which sums up nicely what we at Opal are working to reverse.

Here is a snippet:

Continuous partial attention – or CPA – was a phrase coined by the ex-Apple and Microsoft consultant Linda Stone. By adopting an always-on, anywhere, anytime, any place behaviour, we exist in a constant state of alertness that scans the world but never really gives our full attention to anything. In the short term, we adapt well to these demands, but in the long term the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol create a physiological hyper-alert state that is always scanning for stimuli, provoking a sense of addiction temporarily assuaged by checking in.

Also worth noting:

Put simply, better concentration makes life easier and less stressful and we will be more productive.

Will reach out to the writer of this article to let them know about Opal. It really feels we should be included here (and will soon :slight_smile: ).