distraction

But that's not all it can do. "Sometimes when I meditate, I can't stop smiling," a longtime practitioner told me recently
The good thing for you and I is that we can utilize this flaw of the masses to our advantage. When the entire world is full of distracted and unengaged individuals, it is easier than ever to stand out from the crowd. Here are a few ways you can do that.
There has been a major campaign in recent years to raise awareness of the danger posed by distracted driving. I suspect that
Everywhere (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, respectable news sites, gossipy web pages, you name it), there have been headlines about how hugging your dog is harmful and wrong! wrong! wrong!
In the first book of the Book of Mormon, a prophet named Lehi narrates an allegorical vision that has become a hallmark of Mormon religious discourse. In this dream he saw "the tree of life," whose fruit brought joy and peace to anyone who partook of it.
I could never go back and start to reread a poem written behind a locked door, in the dead of sacred night. I put on tuxedo
Ultimately, I decided to give up the state of distractedness from my mission-critical creation projects for Lent. Here are the exact steps I took:
When we categorize everything on the same level, it's difficult to prioritize what should be done now and later. As the deadline looms, my quality of writing is in danger of declining all because I just had to check my email.
Whether you decided to focus on one job at a time on Single Tasking Day or not, make it a goal to decrease distractions and improve focus and attention. Enjoy accomplishing more, doing a better job on each undertaking, and spending less time on every assignment.
Recent research shows that strengthening willpower is the real secret to the kind of self-control that can help you resist temptations and achieve your goals. The great news is that scientists say strengthening your willpower is not as hard as you might think.
I didn't say anything after that, but I did get out of the van and walk in the pouring rain the rest of the way. What I knew
May we all give and receive abundant presence this holiday season.
With the Christmas and New Year period rapidly approaching, I was reminded of a conversation I had had with a friend earlier in January. We had been discussing how the busyness over the Christmas and New Year period can distract us from our true resolutions. And as women this distractional pull is huge as you juggle so much, not only for yourself, but others around you too.
Schools are sending kids to the most distracting medium ever invented. Parents have no way to know if their children are working or playing in one of a dozen windows. An assignment that should take one hour may stretch to two or three.
I've got good news and bad news. It's about creativity. Well, mine anyway. After many years of alternately experiencing both droughts and monsoons of creative vision, I have miraculously discovered from where to harvest my most creative self.
During midterms week, it was almost relieving to have my phone die so I could delay my responses and duties by a couple hours and have that time to focus on studying. But I realized that having good studying habits were void if I didn't have good social media habits!
The mind can get stuck circling the same cognitive pathways over and over. When working on a single problem continuously, you can become fixated on previous solutions. Yet, when you step away from the activity, your mind releases from the fixation and the old pathways fade from your memory.
Do Puzzles -- There are many good online resources paid and free. Check Lumosity. Or pick up the day's newspaper. Try it
I find that I'm much more relaxed, more in the moment (rather than being distracted by my phone), more creative with ideas, and get clarity on various things that have been buzzing around my head previously.
At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction