Living an Undistracted Life

Finding peace in a distracting world

Aaron Schnoor


Photo by melissa mjoen on Unsplash

You’ve been scrolling on your phone for an hour, swiping through meaningless Instagram photos.

You’ve been watching video after video on YouTube, caught in an endless loop and not looking for anything in particular.

You’ve been binging Netflix shows after work, drowning in episode after episode with no end in sight.

You set your cellphone down and then pick it up automatically just a moment later, although you have no reason to be back on your cellphone.

You’re in a conversation with a friend and feel the familiar notification buzz in your pocket from your cellphone. You reach for your phone, unintentionally cutting off your friend as they’re speaking.

We’ve all been there. If you think those situations apply to your own life, you’re not alone.

It’s no secret that we live in an age of distraction. We live in an age where a million things are vying for our attention at the same time.

Whether it’s our smartphones, our televisions, our laptops, or our email inbox, we’re constantly bombarded by notifications, texts, posts, tweets, emails, calls, and advertisements.