“The result of information overload is usually distraction. It dilutes your focus and takes you off your game.—Zig Ziglar

information overload

It’s easy to fall into a cycle of information overload.

Listening to multiple podcasts on marriage. Reading a few books at a time. Scouring the internet.

Too much information can cause the inability to take action.

It could happen and cause a lot of challenges in your marriage and you don’t even realize it.

Do this.
Don’t do that.
Be nice.
Be all over each other.
Go on dates.
Spend time apart.
Look each other in the eyes.
Share everything.
Wait until you are asked.


You can have too much information and it can cause the opposite effect of what you were hoping for.

There is also a sense that in society, there’s an expectation that whatever I read, try, listen to, should fix it RIGHT NOW.

Except that we are humans, and nothing moves that fast with us.

So when it doesn’t, you’re probably on to the next thing and the next thing.

And the next thing until there’s so much information in our heads that we don’t know which direction to go.

Information overload.

With so much information available to you, you can have a lot of different inputs and with all of that information you can shut down, freeze, not know where to start or even have physical reactions like anxiety, confusion, and more.

As a human, you have never had such a tremendous amount of access to information and differing opinions on everything.

From how to communicate with one another to what it means if your spouse looks at their phone. It’s all around you and it’s hard to know what to do.

So it’s time to stop!

For a month, give yourself a break from all the books and podcasts and everything else.

Instead of listening to multiple podcasts a day, listen to one.

Instead of reading every new book that’s being released, pick one.

Then take a minute to consider the real resources you have at your call and what will help you get the specific attention you need.

Don’t fix everything at once. It’s too much!

Baby steps done consistently over time create success. Start and stick to a plan. It won’t work 100% of the time and yet if you are seeing forward progress, keep going.

Where you are now took you a period of time to get to this point in your marriage. It will take you time and a strategy to get out of it.

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