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Want to Know the Real Reason You're So Distracted? Harvard Scientists Have the Answer focus mindfulness notice-shift-rewire Feb 24, 2020

Originally published in Inc. Magazine

When it comes to how to be more focused and less distracted, we've got things inside out.

We tend to think that we are distracted because of the devices in our pocket, Instagram, Facebook, text messages, phone calls, and the thousands of other notifications beckoning for our attention.

But according to the research of two Harvard psychologists, the real problem isn't our chaotic environment, its our minds.

Psychologists Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert found that the human mind is actually wired for this state of...

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Stop Trying To Meditate Like a Monk: An Argument For Chaos Meditation meditation mindfulness notice-shift-rewire Nov 21, 2019

I’ve come to a sobering realization when it comes to my meditation practice:  I will never be an elite meditator.  

And that has led me to rethink the basic nature of mindfulness practice.

Here’s the context. In Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson’s latest book Altered Traits, which brings together the most cutting edge scientific research on the benefits of meditation, they conclude that the benefits of meditation are a function of the amount of time you spend doing the practice.

Beginning level meditators (those who have practiced for at...

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