Throughout a typical workday, we can generally expect to encounter one or more of the following: a frequently ringing phone, a plethora of emails and text messages, and at least a couple interruptions from (albeit well-meaning) friends and co-workers.
Sometimes, it all adds up to make it feel like we’re living a lot of our lives distracted . . .
. . . and according to research, not only does that impact our brain (and our concentration skills) in the here and now, it might also affect our lives going forward as well.
In this video clip, Daniel Goleman, PhD, author of Emotional Intelligence and most recently, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, explains why getting around distraction and moving toward better focus can be so important on several levels, and he shares a simple but effective technique that can help boost concentration
Check out the clip below, it’s only 3 minutes.
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How do you keep your brain focused? Please share your experience in the comments.