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4 simple exercises to strengthen attention and reduce distractibility |
Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we can cultivate the ability to focus on what really matters.
focus  procrastination  mindfulness  distraction  attention  ted 
18 days ago by jorgebarba
The War on Developer Productivity (And How I Intend to Win It) -
Chat is a greedy mode of communication.

* It doesn’t care if you are deep in flow.
* It begs you to incessantly clear its notification badges.
* It buries important conversations among idle chatter when you snooze it.
* It must be used with restraint or it becomes toxic.
workplace  productivity  chatapps  slack  distraction  chat  collaboration  communication 
23 days ago by kme
Technology is driving us to distraction | James Williams | Opinion | The Guardian
How often are you diverted from a task by the seductive lure of your mobile phone? And does it matter? In a landmark book, James Williams argues we’re losing the power to concentrate Imagine that you’ve just bought a new GPS device for your car. The first time you use it, it works as expected. via Pocket
pocket  distraction  technology  attention  tech  news 
6 weeks ago by jburkunk
Solving distraction: iOS Do Not Disturb concept
Several years ago we might have scoffed at the notion of smartphone addiction, but today most of us have come to the sober realization that it’s a very real phenomenon which we often recognize it others but deny personally. via Pocket
pocket  disconnect  distraction  health 
7 weeks ago by jburkunk
I quit my iPhone for a basic Nokia and it was hard but worth it
“But I knew it wasn’t my iPhone I wanted. It was noise I wanted. Distractions from silence and distractions from my own self.”
distraction  balance 
7 weeks ago by andrewspittle
A Call to Minimize Distraction & Respect Users' Attention by Tristan Harris
Tristan Harris published this presentation internally at Google in February 2013. It sparked a conversation within the company, and five years later new features for helping users manage their attention made their way into Android P. It has never been shared in full before now.
ethics  design  distraction  attention  google  tristanharris  deck  tech 
8 weeks ago by eugenexxv
Right Effort, Right Interface — Ben Hammersley
I'm not sure about the idea of relying on watch/voice interfaces, but I love the idea of wrapping my phone up in fabric (furoshiki) so as to encourage myself to use it only when I actually want to *use* it, instead of like scratching an itch.
via:feedbin  distraction  attention  furoshiki 
9 weeks ago by npdoty

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