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Put Down Your Phone, Close Your Laptop and Be in the Now: Here's How

Quora | Posted 11.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul

How does one focus on being in the "present"? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by ...

Conquer Distractions With This Simple Chart

Nir Eyal | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Nir Eyal

Is the world more distracting? Sometimes it seems that way. With our digital devices buzzing, world events demanding our attention, and more things to...

Misspent Moments at the Chaotic Cafe

Renee Davis | Posted 05.27.2016 | Religion
Renee Davis

Sometimes we get our eyes off of what really should be the focus, don't we? We allow the enemy to distract us, to bombard us with chaos, steal our joy, and cause us to doubt what's going on behind the scenes.

How to Become a Great Listener

Merri Macartney | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Merri Macartney

Most people aren't great listeners. While someone is talking to them, they are more than likely thinking about what it is they are going to say when it is their turn. Sometimes, there is a game involved like: My Story is Better Than Your Story.

Voices in My Head

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 03.17.2016 | Comedy
Melinda Wentzel

I'm a writer, which implies that I spend a sizeable chunk of my day staring off into space or glowering at my laptop, stabbing at its keys in hopes of...

Flexing Your Productivity Muscles

Aerlie Wildy | Posted 02.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Aerlie Wildy

samotrebizan / 123RF Stock Photo Have you been at the gym and wondered how you're going to make it through the next set, but surprised yourself by do...

7 Tips to Not Getting Distracted as a Freelancer

John Rampton | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
John Rampton

Whether you're working from home or going to another location like your favorite coffee shop, you're bound to run into a number of distractions. When you get distracted, that interrupts your workflow and makes it more challenging to complete a project.

Why Single-Tasking Is the New Multitasking

Andrew Merle | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Andrew Merle

Giving our attention only to the task at hand enables us to accomplish more while feeling less anxious and less scatterbrained. Digital interruptions are more prevalent and persistent than ever before.

Are Distractions Preventing You From Living Your Dream?

Anne Hartley | Posted 10.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anne Hartley

Sometimes life is a dance between focus and distraction so being mindful on a daily basis helps us to become aware of where we need to make adjustments so that distractions don't grow.

A Mindful Plan to Avoid Distractions

Susie Wolbe | Posted 08.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

Distractions are apparently more than just a little nuisance. Pulling your attention away from one activity to something else can result in a plethora...

Master Your Mind

Mila Atmos | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Choose to spend a lifetime of growth towards attaining a nimble mind. It's time we reclaim our lost souls from mass productions of any kind, and become masters of our lives, our destinies and our selves.

3 Essential Steps to Clearing the Clutter in Your Head

Barb Abramson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Barb Abramson

Sometimes we have to get rid of those things that aren't working any more in order to move forward with ones that are. Your clutter can actually be holding you back from your success.

9 Ways 'Wasting Time' Can Boost Your Career

Bernard Marr | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Bernard Marr

Reading blogs, watching videos on YouTube, or reading a book unrelated to your work are all things that really career-focused people sometimes see as wasting time. But actually, these activities can help us discover new things, make new connections, come up with innovative solutions, and challenge our current thinking.

Why I Stand on My Head to Find Balance, and 5 Other Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Joan Moran | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

You may not feel the need to stand on your head to leave your comfort zone, but I encourage you to be aware of the opportunities and possibilities that come your way. I challenge you to take risks, make glorious mistakes and plenty of leaps of faith.

Why You Probably Won't Finish Reading This Article

Jordyn Holman | Posted 05.11.2015 | College
Jordyn Holman

American attention spans are next to none. As in we don't have any. This isn't an accusation against Americans or their intelligence, especially considering that I fall within that category. No, this is just a valid observation I've had from studying abroad in London.

Distractions and the Open Office Environment

Laura Stack | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Laura Stack

The brain isn't a marvel of infinite capacity; we are, after all, only human, with all the limitations that implies.

5 Powerful Ways to Free Your Mind and Discover Greater Personal and Professional Success

Joan Moran | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

When you free the mind, you are overcoming distractions that get in the way of what matters most to you personally and professionally. Creating open space in your mind will increase your focus and confidence and enhance the quality of your life.

The Social Media Mirage (and What We're Missing)

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.12.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

After a steady onslaught of social media, is it any wonder we sometimes feel numb to the suffering -- or joy -- of others?

How Could an ER Miss Ebola? Let Me Explain.

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

The medical pundits are wagging fingers and lecturing everyone about how best to manage this crisis. (Lecturing, that is, from the relative calm and safety of television studios, rather than the in the mind-numbing chaos of the ER.)

WHY Crime Writing With Kids Is Murder

Christina Larmer | Posted 12.09.2014 | Books
Christina Larmer

Writing with kids in the house can lead to murderous thoughts, but not a lot of actual crime writing.

How Gchat Is Hurting Your Workplace Productivity

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite our determined efforts to stay focused and productive throughout the workday, we often find ourselves distracted by the tools intended to make...

Listening Habits: What Drives You Crazy?

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Here are the top 30 things that make me crazy when I'm trying to talk to people. I'll bet most of them drive you crazy, too.

How Facebook, Wine and Television Almost Destroyed My Life

Heather Martin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

If I was going to achieve these goals, I would have to understand what was holding me back from let's say... writing my book. In my mind I wanted to complete it and see it published, hopefully people would enjoy reading it, but why wasn't I writing in it now?

Give Your Brain a Break This Summer

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

So do your brains -- and yourselves -- a favor this summer. Take a vacation. You will return to work or school reinvigorated and calm. And your brain will be tuned-up -- ready to creatively tackle the most challenging problems with fresh new perspective and energy.

5 Ways To Focus Your Mind And Maximize Productivity

| Marla Tabaka | Posted 06.03.2014 | Small Business

You may believe that you're productively multitasking as you bounce between your smartphone, tablet, and laptop. The fact is that you're just being di...