In: Workplace Skills
When work, family, friends, hobbies, and life in general all vie for your attention, how can you achieve clear focus and get anything done? Modern technologies are betting that you can't. They exploit your weaknesses to battle for your attention. The good news: Focus is a muscle that you can strengthen if you give your brain a regular mental workout. Read these summaries to achieve zen-like concentration.
Building a Second Brain
A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential
Profile Books, 2022
Talks at Google, 2022
Free to Focus
A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less
Baker Publishing Group, 2019
How to Focus Like It’s 1990
Smartphones, pings and Insta-everything have shortened our attention spans. Get some old-school concentration back with these tips.
The New York Times, 2023
Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day
How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Nir and Far, 2021
There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing
The neglected middle child of mental health can dull your motivation and focus – and it may be the dominant emotion of 2021.
The New York Times, 2021
How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life
How to Think Clearly
By learning to question and clarify your thoughts, you’ll improve your self-knowledge and become a better communicator.