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Remaining focused
July 6, 2021

Remaining focused

Dustin Johnson was in a typically relaxed mood on Wednesday afternoon But despite only arriving at Erin Hills on Tuesday afternoon after Paulina Gretzky gave birth to the couple s second son - named River Jones - on Monday, Johnson was in a typically relaxed mood in his pre-tournament press conference. It s been very fun the last couple of days, obviously having…

How to become focused?
June 6, 2021

How to become focused?

The holiday season has officially ended and while some of us are still taking down our trees and packing away ornaments, 2017 is well upon us. The break that the vast majority of marketers get at the end of the year helps us start the new year refreshed, replenished and ready to create some kickass marketing programs. This year, instead of focusing on being productive…

being focused
May 7, 2021

being focused

At Evernote, we love productivity, but we also care about maintaining balance in our lives. This month, we’re diving into how experts on minimalism stay productive without losing focus on what’s important. In part one of this series, we discovered that there’s a difference between being busy and being happy. Between work, academics, family, and personal relationships…

Focus brain
April 7, 2021

Focus brain

That’s good to know. But if you’re a chronic multitasker who finds it hard to focus, is there any hope of getting your attention span back? While neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, psychology professor at McGill University in Montreal and author of won’t speak definitively for everyone, he says there are some general things most of us can do to improve our focus…

Increase Your focus
March 8, 2021

Increase Your focus

I confess to being as prone to the distractions of the Internet as anyone else: I will start reading about something that interests me and disappear down the rabbit hole for hours (even days) at a time. But my ability to focus on a single task has dramatically improved, and that one habit has changed my life. While a few years ago I couldn’t sit down to work…

Learn how to focus?
February 6, 2021

Learn how to focus?

I’ve written about a range of habits related to learning, but one I have not yet covered is concentration – perhaps because I find it among the hardest of habits to truly master. ….or simply to become distracted by the shiny new learning objects that I encounter on a daily basis, …or to start writing about one thing and find myself wandering to other topics as…

I need you to be focused
January 7, 2021

I need you to be focused

We all have goals and dreams, but it can be difficult to stick with them. Each week, I hear from people who say things like, “I start with good intentions, but I can’t seem to maintain my consistency for a long period of time.” Or, they will say, “I struggle with mental endurance. I get started but I can’t seem to follow through and stay focused for very long.”…

How to be focused and determined?
December 8, 2020

How to be focused and determined?

data-attribution= contenteditable= false > In an interview with Bustle over email, motivational trainer (plus business and life coach) Karen Strunks says, Many people think money alone will be enough to motivate them, and whilst that may do so initially, it s very hard to sustain financial motivation if the work you are doing actually drags. If you…

How to stay more focused?
November 8, 2020

How to stay more focused?

Many of the goals you will set in life will take some time to achieve. If you want to achieve them in the most effective manner, you must learn to make the most of each day. To make the most of each day, you must learn to stay focused throughout the day. Your ability to focus has a great influence on your ability to manage your time effectively. As there are…

How to stay focused on reading?
October 9, 2020

How to stay focused on reading?

Sub-vocalisation is the least of your reading problem. The biggest problem is that you are not physically engaged and intellectually stimulated when you are reading, probably resulting from not knowing/using efficient and effective reading strategies of fast and versatile readers. I like to share my reading ritual with you, based on my experience as a fast…

Trouble Staying focused
September 9, 2020

Trouble Staying focused

Photo: Columbia Pictures/Getty Images Woody Allen has never sent an email. He does not own a computer. (He admits to owning an iPhone, but only for making calls and listening to jazz while traveling.) After over 50 years in the film business, Allen’s daily routine hasn’t changed one iota: He still sketches out his script ideas in freehand on a yellow legal pad…

natural ways to help focus
August 10, 2020

natural ways to help focus

Concentration, or the ability to focus on a task at hand while blocking out distracting stimuli or thoughts, is one of our most powerful mental tools. When at optimal levels, concentration helps make our work flow easier, retain information better, and complete tasks in appropriate amounts of time. It can become difficult to focus our attention and proper amount…

Natural ways to increase focus
July 11, 2020

Natural ways to increase focus

While mental exercise is important for brain health, that doesn’t mean you never need to break a sweat. Physical exercise helps your brain stay sharp. It increases oxygen to your brain and reduces the risk for disorders that lead to memory loss, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Exercise also enhances the effects of helpful brain chemicals and reduces…

Improved focus
June 11, 2020

Improved focus

The science behind concentration and improved focus Isn’t it sweet when you lose yourself in the work you’re doing? You get the rush of real productivity, not just ‘busy work’. You have a strong feeling of purpose and completely lose track of time. Whether you call it concentration, focus, flow, or even work-induced trance, you have to admit it’s really an exhilarating…

having trouble focusing on tasks
May 12, 2020

having trouble focusing on tasks

I often hear my clients complain of difficulty concentrating. Be it on the job, on their creative tasks, or even in their daily routines, I frequently hear them talk about difficulty keeping track of their ever-growing list of to-do’s and their frantic efforts to keep themselves organized and on top of their various roles and demands. I hear them tell me about…

Games to improve focus
April 12, 2020

Games to improve focus

Attention Game: Stroop This game is a variation on the famous Stroop effect. It s a fun way to test your ability to focus while processing information. It will train you to focus, improve your concentration, and pay attention. Attention and Age As we get older the challenges associated with inattentiveness grow. Deteriorating visual attention can affect behavior…

Stay focused on your goals
March 13, 2020

Stay focused on your goals

Funny things happen when I snap my fingers. On a stage in Syracuse, a grown man fell instantly and deeply into a state of total relaxation and collapsed onto the floor. At a training event in Philadelphia, a woman became convinced she was communicating with extraterrestrials and started shouting in beeps and whistles. During a conference in Cleveland, an executive…

Focusing techniques for ADHD
February 12, 2020

Focusing techniques for ADHD

A wandering mind is common for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Whether you’re talking to your boss or best friend, you might easily lose track of conversations. Or get easily distracted and forget what you were working on. Or miss details and make careless mistakes. But this isn’t an oversight on your part. An inability to focus is…

How to stay focused on a task?
January 13, 2020

How to stay focused on a task?

In case you haven’t noticed, I write about all the stuff I suck at. And here’s my worst struggle yet: staying focused. But this discipline is a non-negotiable for a writer. It’s essential for anyone who is serious about doing great work. I don’t care if you have to trick yourself into it. If you’re going to do stuff that matters, you will need to find a way to…

ways to focus better
December 14, 2019

ways to focus better

They say the key to success is to simply show up every day and do what needs to be done. But showing up is the easy part. How to focus and stay on-task is the real challenge. Like an old lawn mower, it probably takes a few tries to get going. However, when you do, you enter a state of focus where you forget the world and are able to get lost in your work. It’s…

Focused person
November 14, 2019

Focused person

There is no shortage of distraction in life. If you re trying to focus on work, your family needs your attention. Try to focus on family, and the duties of the job get in the way. People load up with hobbies and trips and learning and aspirations and TV and Internet surfing and video games and social media. And then there are all those distractions caused by…

Enhance focus
October 15, 2019

Enhance focus

Reduce Hyperactivity and Improve Your Child’s Ability to Focus with These Simple Diet Changes Diet and behavior go hand in hand so it’s no surprise that many of the symptoms of ADHD like hyperactivity and inability to focus can sometimes be improved by changing the way your child eats. Studies have shown that eating foods high in protein, controlling sugar intake…

What can help me focus?
September 15, 2019

What can help me focus?

Photo: Adam Levey 1 of 5 I m so scatterbrained—I must have ADHD. It s a lament that doctors like Michael Coates, MD, are hearing more and more from adult patients, many of whom assume medication is the answer to their woes. Yet most people don t have ADHD, nor do they need a pill, says Coates, who chairs the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Wake…

Ways to improve mental focus
August 16, 2019

Ways to improve mental focus

If you start hitting wayward passes and miscuing your shots (more than usual), take a break – it’s a sign your football brain is running low on power. A study in Australia on how players react to mental strain found technique suffered just as much as physical output. Players passing and shooting was found to be less accurate, and even their reactions and forward…

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