4 Answers

  1. Problems with attention.�

    Any process requires not only its implementation, but also awareness. Relatively speaking, you need not only someone who reads a book or watches a movie, but also someone who watches the reader and the viewer ) Otherwise, you merge with the book / movie, identify with the process of reading – and then “at the exit” you are not able to remember anything, because you did not watch the movie: You were the movie.

    This state is called ” Looks at a book-sees a fig.”

    And memory and thinking, as the second or third functions of intelligence, are reliably triggered only when the first function of intelligence – attention-is constantly activated.

    Roughly speaking, Sherlock Holmes or Patrick Jane solve crimes not because they are “smart”, but because they are attentive )

    Make “cut-offs”. Turn on the “observer” and remind yourself:�

    “I'm reading this – what is it about?”�

    “I'm watching this: what do I see?”

    Then “at the exit” there will be no problems.

  2. I agree with the previous respondent – it is possible that you just have a problem with attention and the perfect solution will be increased awareness and strong-willed concentration. It is possible that just an elementary change of activity will help: perhaps you are simply not interested in what you read, watch, or do, but you continue to perform these actions out of habit and the established life stereotype.

    But… perhaps the will and a correct understanding of your own interests will not help you either – then you need to look for the reason in physiology.

    It is possible that your brain is really idling, it simply does not have enough energy and therefore it fails, being unable to spend tiny reserves of its energy on memorizing and analyzing new information.

    This may be due to psychological trauma, hormonal disorders, mistakes in nutrition, lifestyle, even with the lighting in your room or office.

    Today there are a lot of studies on the topic of energy problems of the body (not in the sense of esotericism, but in the sense of joules, volts and mitochondria in cells) – one of the most common and accessible for ordinary people is Dave Asprey's “Head Srong” – I'm not sure that it is in Russian translation, but with a dictionary and school English you can read and understand that it is

  3. You lack thoughtfulness in what you do (not to be confused with attention). Let me explain. Many people read books as if they are Russian officials: without pleasure, without understanding why they are doing this, just to put a fat check mark “DID”as soon as possible. The essence of any information is to convey to a person not words, but images. And it is natural that a person will not learn them if he glides through the text like a seal on ice.�

    People have a wonderful thing – imagination. It allows you to imprint information in your memory, recreating images that are embedded in a book or movie. Thoughtfulness is when you stretch and use your imagination.

    Of course, there are people with malfunctions in the body, but according to statistics, this is much less common than banal thoughtlessness. And when you say to yourself that this is a physiological problem , you consciously choose to be the Russian official who wants to be relieved of responsibility as soon as possible.
    Yes, it's your choice to be thoughtful or not. But know that the latter does not lead to a fabulous life)

  4. I had such an experience: the reason was that my body was tired to the point of stupefaction, although everyone around me tried to convince me that I was inattentive (I am a very attentive person in my life, so such remarks about me are annoying). It was not possible to change the tiring field of activity, take a vacation. I found a good nootropic drug.�

    Do not delay the trip to the doctor and do not self-medicate like me).

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