Nudge

By Karl Faase

Our ability to say no

Karl Faase

Two researchers from the University of California, Roger Bohn and James Short, found that the amount of information consumed per capita by Americans increased by 60 per cent between 1980 and 2008 - from 7.4 hours a day to 11.8. Shockingly, these figures exclude working hours!

In a world so crowded with information and distraction, it is incredibly difficult to maintain focus on any one task. We can end up jumping from one input source to another and finish the day with information overload.

So what is the solution? It is the ability to say no. Choose what you will focus on at any one time and block out the rest.

One of Jesus' personal skills was that at times of extra pressure and expectation, He found quiet time to be with the Father rather than feeling like He always needed to do more.

It was wise then and it is even more important now.

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