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Old 12th-August-2017, 04:57 AM   #1
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Default how long does it take to reprogram your attention-span

Or can you even reprogram your attention-span? I thought it would be an interesting experiment to go a week without music-youtube-games-movies. etc. lowering the sensory input and maybe lowering how much sensory input you need for something to be interesting enough to hold your focus.
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Old 12th-August-2017, 05:41 AM   #2
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I've done it. I end up doing more chores and projects, but feel more restless and mentally bored. Makes having that stuff again really nice, especially with music; I'll listen to a song I've heard a 100 times and here new sounds, like my subconscious is temporarily more open to input or reinterpretation.
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Old 12th-August-2017, 08:58 AM   #3
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Default Re: how long does it take to reprogram your attention-span

Not that long. It's the long-term lifestyle change that's challenging. Just remember that boredom is normal and circumventing boredom can be an impetus for either an addiction or an outlet (or both).
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Old 12th-August-2017, 11:56 AM   #4
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Im gonna do exactly that, starting now
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Meditation, brainwave entrainment, etc. I'd tell myself I was done with X waste of time, and my interest in it faded without much effort.
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With drugs you can reprogram your attention span in seconds.
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