Hyperfocus : how to be more productive in a world of distraction / Chris Bailey.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza||153.7 BAI (Text)||840191002536369||Auburn Plaza - New Adult Nonfiction||In process||-|
- ISBN: 9780525522232
- ISBN: 0525522239
- Physical Description: 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : Viking, 
- Copyright: 2018
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages -232) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Why focus matters -- How to better focus on this book -- Part one. Hyperfocus -- Switching off autopilot mode -- The limits of your attention -- The power of hyperfocus -- Taming distractions -- Making hyperfocus a habit -- Part two. Scatterfocus -- Your brain's hidden creative mode -- Recharging your attention -- Connecting dots -- Collecting dots -- Working together.
Our attention has never been as overwhelmed as it is today. Many of us recognize that our brains are unable to multitask but feel compelled to do so anyway, as we easily become uncomfortable and try to cram as much into every moment of our lives as we can. Hyperfocus provides profound insights into how we can best manage our attention in a distressed world. The most recent neuroscientific research on attention reveals that our brain has two powerful modes that can be unlocked when we use our attention well: a focused mode (hyperfocus), which is the foundation for being highly productive, and a creative mode (scatterfocus), which enables us to connect ideas in novel ways. Hyperfocus helps readers unlock each of the two mental modes so they can concentrate more deeply, think more clearly, and work and live more deliberately every day. Chris Bailey examines such topics as the four key types of distraction and interruption; establishing a clear physical and mental environment in which to work; managing motivation; and learning when to pay attention and when to let your attention wander usefully. As timely as it is enlightening--and as informative as it is entertaining--Hyperfocus will transform how readers think about and manage their attention on a daily basis.
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