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10 Ways To Increase Your Focus

Focus, Attention, Concentration and Mindfulness are very familiar words in this early part of the 21st century. A huge part of their importance is because we are surrounded by a growing amount of distractions and noise in our work and in our home lives.

To gain a handle on and strengthen your ability to Focus it's probably a good ideas to read a few articles about focusing. I could easily create a list of things to do but as is often the case unless we spend time learning something deeply change rarely lasts.

I've collected what I think is a diverse group of articles on Focusing and Doing One Things At A Time. You'll also find a free book you can download called Focus by Leo Babauta listed at number 6.

I hope you find all these articles and books enjoyable and helpful in getting you to a place of abundant focus.


Train Your Brain for Monk-Like Focus

The moment you get effortlessly lost in work goes by any number of names: focus, concentration, escapism, flow, and countless others. It's the point where you're able to blur the world around you and calibrate your brain to pay attention to one single task. It's your sweet spot. It's when you Get Things Done. Your entire cognitive effort is concentrated on one task and when you're in that moment the outside world disappears.

How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day

The good news is you can train your brain to focus better by incorporating mindfulness exercises throughout your day. Based on our experience with thousands of leaders in over 250 organizations, here are some guidelines for becoming a more focused and mindful leader.

8 Tips for Finding Focus and Nixing Distractions

Do you find yourself getting to the end of the day and wondering where the time went? Maybe you started out prepared to accomplish some very specific tasks, but somehow you just didn't get to them.

Improve Your Concentration: Achieving Focus Amid Distractions

How many times have you sat at your desk and tried to focus on a task, only to find that your mind is wandering? Despite your best intentions, you just can't concentrate.

11 Steps to Insane Focus: Do More of What Matters | Live Your Legend

In a world of distraction, it's too easy to lose focus. As a result we get hardly anything important done. Here are 11 sure-fire ways to reclaim your focus and

FOCUS - A Free to download PDF Book - Get It Today!

This book, “focus”, is by Leo Babauta, creator of zen habits and mnmlist. It was written publicly, online, in small bursts, with feedback from readers throughout the writing process. It would be much worse without their wonderful help

What Multitasking Does to Our Brains - The Buffer Blog

And yet, we let it slip. We end up eating lunch in front of the TV with our laptop open. We browse Twitter and Facebook while sending emails and chatting in multiple Gchat windows. We know we really should be focusing on just that one assignment, blog post, proposal or piece of code but we just can’t.

The One Thing You Need to Stop Doing at Work

Reality check: We live in a busy world where a million things are happening at once. For many of us, multitasking is a way to keep up with the grind. From checking email at brunch with friends to finishing a status report during a staff meeting, a lot of us are trying to accomplish a lot—all at the same time.

Three Ways to Focus the Wandering Mind - Mindful

It happens to all of us: you’re working away on something you’ve got to get done, and suddenly you realize that for quite some time you’ve been lost in a reverie about something else entirely. You don’t know when your mind went off track, nor how long you’ve been meandering down this one.

How to Focus a Wandering Mind

New research reveals what happens in a wandering mind—and sheds light on the cognitive and emotional benefits of increased focus.

Thinking, Fast and Slow Paperback

Thinking, Fast and Slow gives deep--and sometimes frightening--insight about what goes on inside our heads: the psychological basis for reactions, judgments, recognition, choices, conclusions, and much more.