decision making

Dealing With Information Overload

Dealing With Information Overload

Something has been on my mind. So much so that i decided to sit down and write about it. But first I did some research (reference links below). The topic centers around information overload. For some time now, I've felt overwhelmed with information. Too much, too many, too everywhere, too all the time. Even before I did some cursory research on the topic I knew that too much information isn't a good thing for optimum cognitive health.

It's reassuring to learn that information overload really is a thing. To know that I'm not alone to feel this way, or that I might be the problem. Researchers have done many studies to understand how the brain works. Results have shown that the brain, as a form of self-preservation, will make a habit the most basic of decisions to process. And of any new information to process, there is a finite amount of information it can take in, and once it hits its limit, that's it.

What has me so perplexed is what to do about it. I know I can't change the information from existing, so how can I change how it impacts my life? How do I change my feeling of resignation, to empowerment?

For the most part I don't have a feeling of FOMO (fear of missing out).