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Distractions

A Mindful Plan to Avoid Distractions

Susie Wolbe | Posted 08.13.2015 | 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 06.30.2015 | 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...

Don't Get Distracted -- or Else

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Gini Graham Scott

Getting distracted can result in a lot more serious consequences than simply getting a ticket, and being distracted -- and not staying focused -- is one of the social problems of our times.

18 Things You Miss By Constantly Staring At Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

If any doubt remains in your mind that we are, in fact, a society addicted our smartphones, stop what you’re doing and simply take a look around. Th...

Millennials: The Anti-Social Socialites

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicolas B. Aziz

In the commercial above, an exuberant little girl gives her jumbled explanation of why "more" is better than "less." Following this, telecommunicati...

Multitasking Costs Us How Much?!

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

We've all been guilty of it -- sending a quick email during the middle of a meeting, checking Facebook in the middle of a project or updating a calend...

Silence and the Soul

Valerie Harms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Harms

Today I was at a meeting where everyone checked their phones and emailed throughout. Grrr. I had lunch with a friend who talked to someone else on the...

Why We Should Stop Doing So Many Things At Once

Michael Taft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

The antidote to doing too many things at once, is of course, to only do one thing at a time. That's the most basic definition of concentration: doing one thing at a time.

Focus Is the Gateway to Business Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Focus doesn't get the respect it deserves in the business world. We hear a lot about motivation, stress, emotions, leadership, and team culture, but not much attention is paid to the role that focus plays in your ability to be productive. Well, I'm here to change all that.

I Want to Die a Wealthy Man

Ari Andersen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

For the first time in my life I can do whatever I want to do, yet I sometimes find myself wishing the hours of the day would move faster. I am filled with self-doubt about my ability to do something meaningful. I do not think I am alone in thinking these things.

Why Do Republicans Get Away With Saying Such Outrageous Things? They Are Distracting Us While They Do Real Damage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Tired of all the outrageous things Republicans say and are not held accountable? Whether or not you like the president, he is President of the United States. That used to mean something.