Over the last weekend we bought a copy of Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman to give as a gift. Unfortunately, although we wanted one too there was only one copy in the bookshop so we’ll have to get our copy later.
Since I’ll have to wait for the book a week or two till we get to a bookstore again, I checked out Daniel Goleman articles online and came across an article in the Huffington Post (November 2013):
7 Ways to Sharpen Your Focus
In it Goleman offers practical advice to remain focused despite the blizzard of distractions we must get through every day.
1) Manage your settings instead of letting them manage your attention.
2) Mindful second thoughts help tear you away from those distractions.
3) Build up the mind’s muscle for focus through a daily session of meditating on your breath.
4) Will power — the key to staying focused on that important task — wanes with stress.
5) Focus tanks when we are sleepy — and there’s an epidemic of sleep deprivation.
6) Eat high protein, low carb meals at breakfast and lunch.
7) Sip your caffeine slowly Read the full text of 7 Ways to Sharpen Your Focus.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Please read the full article for explanations. In it Daniel Goleman also provides multiple links to useful articles elaborating each of the points.
Wishing you good focus!