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Start A Seven-Step Depth Ritual To Focus On Your Task At Hand

Your mind can waver when you are trying to focus. A PhD student shares how he created a “depth ritual” that primes his mind into a state of concentration, ready to tackle whatever needs to be done.


My Year With A Distraction-Free iPhone

In 2012, I realised I had a problem. My iPhone made me twitchy. I could feel it in my pocket, calling me, like the Ring called Bilbo Baggins. It distracted me from my kids. It distracted me from my wife. It distracted me anytime, anywhere. I needed to take control.


Boost Your Concentration With A 15-Minute Music Listening Session

Both listening to music and taking breaks can help improve our productivity. Combine the two for even better results.


The Best Body Hacks To Boost Your Productivity At Work

The human body is marvellous. If you know how to harness its built-in superpowers, you can do so much more than you are right now. Use these small tricks to become a more efficient worker.


Menu Eclipse 2 Dims Your Mac's Menubar To Help You Focus

Mac: Sometimes, you just need help focusing on work, and the menubar can get in the way of that. Menu Eclipse 2 dims your menu bar so you can concentrate on what you’re doing.


Be More Productive By Knowing What To Ignore

Prioritisation is an important part of a productive day, and Harvard Business Review reminds us that an important aspect of that is cutting out the people who don’t matter so you can get the things done you have to.


'Own Your Attention, It's All You Really Have'

It’s easy to get distracted by almost anything. As a reminder of that fact, programmer Jonathan Harris reminds us that we get to control what we pay attention to.


Do A Daily Debrief Of Your Schedule To Identify Lulls In Your Focus

Budgeting your time is a helpful way to keep a distracted mind under control. If you’re trying to keep a schedule, perform a daily debrief to identify when you’re at your best or your worst.


GMD Immersive Adds Distraction-Free Full-Screen Mode To Android Apps

Android: KitKat introduced full-screen, Immersive mode apps — but only a few apps support the feature. GMD Full Screen Immersive Mode is a free tool that hides the status bar and navigation bar in apps so you can better focus on what you’re doing.


Finding Balance Between High Productivity And Burnout

You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help but be dissatisfied with what you’ve actually accomplished. I got sick of this pattern. So I changed it.