Work-Life 7/30/2015

Malakye Picks: Fight Back Against Distractions

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Focus: 3 Ways To Go Where Your Eyes Take You by Leslie Juvin-Acker (read it on
Why Read It? Because once you're focused on what you want, nothing can stop you but yourself.

  • If we stay grounded and present, tasks aren't nearly as overwhelming
  • Achieving goals can be challenging and scary, but by allowing ourselves to get out of our own way, we can reach those goals and beyond
  • Look where we want to go, have a plan, and own it

"It means fighting for territory in our brains as to what will take focus: anxieties and expectations of the future, doubt and insecurity, and distraction - OR being fully engaged in the present, committed to being our best selves, and maintaining crystal clear intentions."


How to Stay Focused: Train Your Brain (read it on
Why Read It? Because mental training is equally as important as physical training.

  • Do all creative work in the morning and save the mindless tasks for last
  • Take notice to when and where you work best and allocate your time accordingly
  • If we multi task, we've trained our brains to be unfocused - practice working on a single task at a time and increase the time focused in increments

"Our brains are finely attuned to distraction, so today's digital environment makes it especially hard to focus."

How to Set Goals: Ten Ways to Stay Focused
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7 Ways to Stay Focused at Work
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