In recent years, the number of stimuli coming at us has fivefold increased. The impact of this flood of stimuli is that today we are increasingly interrupted in what we are doing.
Productivity steadily declines
Our brains need to recover from each interruption. Due to the increase in the number of interruptions, we get fewer (complex) tasks done. As a result, you can often feel very busy but not productive.
Due to the large supply of information, people become more easily over-stimulated. It's difficult to stop your head, the thought machine. This can feel like having to juggle too many balls in the air.
More susceptible to phone addiction
Our brains get used to the increased number of interruptions and then start looking for more interruptions by themselves. Distractions from your computer and even a phone addiction lurk on the horizon.
Work & private balance is under constant pressure
It isn't easy to fit complex work tasks into the working day if our attention is fragmented. Many people, therefore, feel that they always have to be on top of things.
Working from home is becoming more difficult
When working from home, boundaries between work and private life are blurred. Therefore, for the brain, there is no difference between work and personal tasks. In addition, communication with colleagues is entirely different.
Stress in the brain is caused, among other things, by unfinished tasks or thoughts. Because of the many interruptions, tasks and thoughts remain unfinished more often.