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How To Concentrate Better and Be Less Distracted

(Distractions - Concentration - Multi-Tasking)

Articles

Letting Your Mind Wander.  What is mind-wandering?  And is it always such a bad thing? Letting Your Mind Wander. What is mind-wandering? And is it always such a bad thing?
Tips to Free You From The Shackles of your Phone Sir, Please Put the Phone Down. Five (5) Tips to Free You From The Shackles of your Phone.
Your Brain on Meditation Your Brain on Meditation.
how to eliminate distractions 10 Ways to Eliminate Distractions.
Bilingual Children Switch Tasks Faster Than Speakers of a Single Language Bilingual Children Switch Tasks Faster Than Speakers of a Single Language.
How to Get Focused: Eight (8) Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating such as concentration drives intelligence. How to Get Focused: Eight (8) Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating such as "concentration drives intelligence".
learn how to manage distractions Distractions Are Yours to Manage.
waste and multitasking Multitasking Wastes Time and Money. Research indicates that it eats up more time than waiting to finish one job before beginning the next.
ethics of multitasking The Ethics of Multitasking - why it is not.
how the brain manages concentration and distractions Separate brain areas rule concentration and distraction (which helps to explain why some people have a harder time focusing, while others have a harder time filtering out distractions).
superior concentration methods Discover how to concentrate like a champion.
information fasting How to Remove Distractions With Information Fasting.
things you can do to regain your focus Defeat Tech Distractions - what you can do to reclaim your focus.
handling workplace distractions Work Smart: Avoid Office Distractions With Time Blocking.
managing people distractions at work Managing People Distractions (or how to keep your focus when working in close proximity to others).
becoming distraction free Dealing With Life's Distractions - ideas on how to cope and restore your life to a more distraction free version of what it is.
singletasking A Case for Singletasking: The One-Task-At-a-Time Method.
similarites between being stoned and multitasking Are You Stoned or Just Multitasking?
achieving greater mental focus How to Focus: Five levels of mental focus you might not be aware of.
sharpening your ability to focus Ten (10) Ways to Use Laser Sharp Focus to Get More Done (discussion on how to change your habits to change your life).
Helping ADHD children focus Focus the Attention of Distracted ADHD Children. Creative ways to keep distracted children with ADHD and learning disabilities focused and engaged in the classroom and at home.
Doodling and focus Focus your mind by . . . doodling?
focus your thinking to achieve success Focus Your Thinking to achieve success at what's important to you.
relaxation and focus How to Relax and Focus Your Mind in Minutes.
multitasking and the brain Multitasking is no problem for these brain cells. Scientists find that neurons in the brain's planning center can handle more than one kind of job.
downside of multitasking Why Multitasking Doesn't Work.
why multitasking leads to mediocrity Multitasking is the fastest way to mediocrity. A blogger's thoughts about his own multitasking universe.
concentration killers Six (6) Top Concentration Killers. Are you straying from the task at hand? Here's how to regain your focus.
Zen and the Art of Focus Zen and the Art of Focus.
Why do you turn down the radio when you're lost? Why do you turn down the radio when you're lost?
How to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused How to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused.
Continuous Partial Attention Beyond Simple Multi-Tasking: Continuous Partial Attention.
Being Focused Can Make You Happier Being Focused Can Make You Happier.
Build Concentration for Sustained Focus Mind Pushups - Build Concentration for Sustained Focus.
How Focus Changes Your Brain How Focus Changes Your Brain.
How To Achieve A State Of Flow. How To Achieve A State Of Flow.
Cubicle Hell: Dealing with Distractions in an Open-Office Environment. Cubicle Hell: Dealing with Distractions in an Open-Office Environment.
Separate brain areas rule concentration and distraction. Separate brain areas rule concentration and distraction. New research shows it takes one part of the brain to start concentrating and another to be distracted. This discovery could help scientists develop better treatments for attention deficit disorder.
Seven (7) Ways to Outsmart Distractions and stay focused on the task at hand. Seven (7) Ways to Outsmart Distractions and stay focused on the task at hand (from Family Circle Magazine).
How Social Media is Ruining Our Minds - an infographic. Attention Spans Have Dropped from 12 Minutes to 5 Minutes. How Social Media is Ruining Our Minds - an infographic.
Short Attention Spans and Social Media. How to Fight Back. Short Attention Spans and Social Media: How to Fight Back - tips to maximize your audience's attention and keep your own focus and sanity as you work in social media.
In Praise of Shortened Attention Spans. Get to the Good Part: In Praise of Shortened Attention Spans. Part of the "problem" turns out to be that Americans have gotten smarter, or at least quicker on the uptake.
Overcoming Information Overload. Overcoming Information Overload.
Take Back Your Attention. Take Back Your Attention. Six simple ways to start.
How to Reclaim Your Attention. How to Reclaim Your Attention (Consider what you give your attention to each day. It's a precious resource, and determines the shape of your life ...)
Your Focus of Attention is Your Key to Happiness. The focus of your attention determines your life experiences. Your Focus of Attention is Your Key to Happiness.
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) - The Next Attention Deficit Disorder? Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) - The Next Attention Deficit Disorder?
Why Doing Nothing Is the Key to Happiness. Why Doing Nothing Is the Key to Happiness.
18 Ways Attention Goes Wrong. 18 Ways Attention Goes Wrong. When attention goes badly wrong it can play some nasty tricks on us.
Four practices that will help you gain more control of your attention and your life. Warning: Your Attention is Under Siege. Attention is like any other muscle. It grows weaker with disuse. Here are four practices that will help you gain more control of your attention and your life.
Why Zoning Out is a Crucial Mental State. Why Zoning Out is a Crucial Mental State.
Theories about attention such as ironic reversal, selective exposure, confirmation bias, and inattentional blindness. Theories about attention such as ironic reversal, selective exposure, confirmation bias, and inattentional blindness.

 

Videos

why it is hard for the brain to multitask Why It's Hard for the Brain to Multitask.
why the brain cannot multitask The Brain Cannot Multi-task. Here's what happens when you attempt to multi-task.
how multitasking impairs your cognitive control Media Multitaskers Pay Mental Price. Think you can watch videos, make cell phone calls and send e-mails all at once? Stanford University experts say even trying can impair your cognitive control.
how to develop the ability to concentrate Instant Concentration - Learn how easy it is to develop the ability to concentrate.
overcoming your brains resistance to concentrating Concentration Training - How To Overcome Your Brain's Mental Resistance to Concentrating.
multitasking tips How to multitask effectively - multitasking tips.
A Quick Exercise to Clear Your Mind A Quick Exercise to Clear Your Mind.
the limited amount of time available in a day and how that leads to continuous partial attention The Value of Time. Richard Levin's commentary on the limited amount of time available in a day and how that leads to continuous partial attention.
I'm Listening! Wait, What Did You Say? I'm Listening! Wait, What Did You Say? So, you think you're a good listener? Most people aren't nearly as good as they think.

 

Humor

unavoidable distraction. the non-blinking woman skit. A woman tries ever so hard to set a record for not blinking.
pay attention skit Pay attention when someone is speaking to you.
greg schwem multitasking skit Multi tasking with corporate comedian Greg Schwem.
dilbert on multitasking Dilbert: Multitasking and Idiot Proof.
distracted cook commercial The apology robot starring in the distracted cook commercial.
Shh!  An hysterical sketch w/ John Cleese as a beekeeping expert and Rowan Atkinson as a terrible television show host. Shh! A hysterical sketch w/ John Cleese as a beekeeping expert and Rowan Atkinson as a terrible television show host. Recorded live in 1981.

 

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