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Concerns over information overload have become more prevalent today because of the complexities of the communication systems that are available to us. We are now able to quickly communicate with people from around the world and have access to information 24/7. Information is now freely exchanged at rates never before experienced.
In today’s always-connected world, information overload is a real problem. The term ‘information overload’ was coined in 1970 by Alvin Toffler, a Russian Academic, and is described as the phenomenon where so much information is taken in that it is impossible for our brains to process it all.
The Beginning Of Information Overload
Information overload isn’t something that has only been a problem for a couple of decades; it has been an issue for society for thousands of years. It has been a problem since 1439 when Gutenberg invented the printing press. The printing press brought about the development of new patterns of communication that the world wasn’t ready to experience.
An Increase In Information
Today, information is merely a Google search away, resulting in the rapid rise of information available to us with a simple click of a button. Today, anybody can publish content online, which has resulted in hundreds of articles and blogs, as well as dozens of books being published on any topic. We can now gather information from blogs, chat forums, videos, social media, and other communication channels at any time and from anywhere.
How Information Overload Affects the Brain
As the technological environment continues to change and speed up, the immense burden of information can exceed the limits of our brains. Information overload has given us a glimpse into the environment we must live in daily. To overcome the effects of information overload, we need to understand our capabilities as well as our limitations. Today’s constant flux of information results in us suffering from mental ‘overload’ that can be a detriment to short-term memory retention. The loss of brain inactivity can impair the cerebral processes that allow short-term memories to be converted into long-term memories.
Negative Effects of Information Overload
- Increased Stress
- Attention Deficit
- Reduced IQ
How to Beat Information Overload
- Externalize the Information You Receive
- Make Big Decisions in the Morning
- Get Your House Organized
- Limit Social Media
- Organize Your Time
- Avoid Multitasking
Managing information overload can be a challenge. However, if you are committed to taking on the problem, you can beat information overload and clear your mind, allowing you to move forward in your life. Everything that happens in your life is a result of the choices you make. As you progress through your day, choose to become more conscious about the decisions your making and decide to get control of your life. By developing structure and establishing good habits, your life will start to slow down and provide you with the opportunity to enjoy more of your life. Let your thoughts motivate and inspire you to take action.
Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned how to overcome information overload.
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Section 1 - Overcoming Information Overload: How To Be Successful
3 Simple Steps To Sharpen Your Memory In An Age Of Information Overload
3 Tips For Managing Digital Information Overload
4 Easy Ways To Reduce Information Overload
4 Techniques For Beating Information Overload
4 Time Management Tips To Tackle Information Overload
4 Ways For Getting Organized To Reduce Information Overload
4 Ways To Deal With Today’s Steady Stream Of Information
5 Steps To Get Your Professional Life Organized
5 Ways You Can Improve Your Time Management Skills
Top 5 Ways To Conquer Information Overload
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