Why can’t I go anywhere without my headphones?
If you suffer a meltdown every time you leave your noisecancellers at home, there could be many reasons for your separation anxiety. Perhaps you’re sensitive to background noise, or just find other people irritating. Most likely, you’ve become addicted to the mental stimulation from your smart device.
But boredom has its benefits: “Focusing all your attention on what’s coming through your headphones gives your mind no space to wander,” says sports psychologist Victor Thompson. “Over time, this lack of headspace hinders both memory and problem-solving.”
Neuroimaging scans show that our brains are more active when we’re daydreaming than when we’re focused on a task. Plus, Einstein claimed his best ideas came to him on his daily walk – and he wasn’t plugged into a podcast, was he?
UNCHAIN FROM THE MELODY AND BEAT DISTRACTION.