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Distractions

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 07.17.2014 | 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 06.27.2014 | 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.

Maximize Your Distraction: 3 Criteria for Wasting Time on the Web

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

It would be great to go cold turkey, but the reality is most of us are going to continue grabbing for our devices. But at least we can be somewhat intentional. Think of these like a nicotine patch. You're not giving up your drug. You're weaning yourself off it with a different delivery system.

Business Reinvention and the Art of Saying No

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Russell C. Smith

Reinvention is about focusing on today and tomorrow, but not so much about clinging to decisions that held you back last week or last year.

Drama as a Distraction

Tracy Crossley | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

If we really want to stop the drama pattern and get off the triangle, we should take some time to be alone and really, deal with our feelings and the anxiety they provoke. Shining the light of awareness inside of our emotions can bring us far more peace than being engaged in drama.

How to Cope With Boredom Eating

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Eating is only one of a thousand things to do when you're bored. If you're not hungry, you can choose to redirect your attention by making a conscious decision to focus on an activity other than eating (or thinking about eating).

Raise the Heat in Your Relationship This Summer

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

We had forgotten that there isn't anything more important than taking time to restore our relationship, to reawaken and indulge our enjoyment of sensual pleasure, and to retreat into the sweet environment that supports the growth of our love and ourselves.

How I Learned To Let My Distractions Fall Away

Amanda Magee | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

A week and a half ago, I told Briar we could go to get her hair trimmed. I had thought that we'd go on that first Saturday morning, but an unexpected guest, a work commitment and a sick sister kept cutting in and preventing the outing. I wanted the time alone with her. What happened?

What Is All This Distraction Doing to Our Brains?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Lee Carter

It is important for us to realize what too much multitasking can do to our brains. Some interesting brain research from Your Brain at Work by David Rock tells us that to focus more effectively, we must retrain our mind for uninterrupted concentration.

4 'Time Sucks' To Banish Right Now

Posted 11.23.2012 | OWN

By Robyn Miller and Christine Paik How many times have you started to do something (leave the house! clean a drawer! look up the name of that resta...

How To Purge Your 'Mental Lint'

Posted 11.05.2012 | OWN

By Leigh Newman If distracting, relentless thoughts drift around your brain, these experts have nine ways to make a clean sweep -- without losing t...

The Attraction of Distraction

Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | College
Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D.

For me -- for the subject matter I teach and more importantly how I aspire to teach it -- gadgets are distractions. Attractive distractions, I concede; but still distractions.

The Detours That Keep Us From Taking Our Turn

Phyllis Berger | Posted 04.14.2012 | Fifty
Phyllis Berger

Boomers, this is our time. My friends and I remind each other that now that we have semi-adult kids, we get to focus on doing all those things we fant...