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Do you get distracted often?

I've stumbled upon an interesting video about how the internet redesigns your mind & makes it want to crave for distractions. I started preparing for my exams recently and experienced myself how hard it is to stay focused for me (when it's not related to languages: for some reason I only have no problem focusing if it's about learning languages). I start reading but then I find myself looking out the window and thinking about astral projection, or petting my rabbit, or checking YouTube... Do you have the same problem? How do you deal with it?

And here's the link to the video in case anyone's interested and wants to learn more about the subject:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWI4_Oe-Qbs">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWI4_Oe-Qbs</a>;

Apr 8, 2019 9:48 AM
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Thank you Alycia. You just reminded me that I have to study. I'm already surfing here  more than an hour.
April 8, 2019
I never get distracted. I'm always focused. I have full control over my mind. Ah, look! What a pretty butterfly! Er, what were we talking about?
April 8, 2019
Internet, computers really changes my brain system. I don't mean that I'm getting become smart. It makes my patient weak. It makes my attention span shorter. 
When I'm using the computer, the notification shows up at the right bottom that says you got a message from your friend. Then I go to read it. 
When I'm searching something on a web site, if I find an interesting sentence on the site, I go to another site to check about it. And again I find another something interesting and go to another site. Exactly I'm browsing. It's like I'm playing a tune without my intention. I feel my brain is danced by another tune. 
When I'm watching even my favorite movie on the net, the notification showed up, then I stopped watching it for a while. 
Recently I can't watch the movies for two hours. I can't focus on studying or reading for more than an hour. I used to keep reading at least for two hours. My consciousness is like a yacht floating on the sea without a compass. I want to blame the internet not my age for this change.
How should I resolve the problem? Should I stop using a computer?
April 15, 2019

Clever Miriam - I had more or less the same idea for a response.

So, allow me to explain my thoughts on this interesting... oh, just a minute, the phone's ringing...

Let me get back to my detailed explanation on the subject of procrastination... later :)

April 9, 2019

VeryAnonymous, you're welcome! italki is a nice place but also a fertilizer for procrastination, unfortunately, like any other place on the Internet.

Miriam, for a moment I bought it, I was going to ask where you attained such a superpower...

April 9, 2019
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