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'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.


Readsy Makes It Easy To Focus And Speed-Read Online Articles

Readsy is a free web service that makes speed reading any online article or website easy. Just paste in the text or the URL, and the site guides you through a rapid reading of the content.


Ask LH: How Can I Get My Boss To Let Me Wear Headphones At Work?

Dear Lifehacker, I work in an open office environment, and I’d really like to put on my headphones and focus to some music while I work. I’m worried my coworker or boss might think I’m isolating myself, or not being a “team player” though. How can I explain I’m trying to be productive without coming off like I’m being defensive?


These Free Productivity Planners Help You Focus And Stay Organised

Most planners are designed for those who have a systematic work schedule. Productive Flourishing has made free planners for creative people and others who don’t fit the normal 8-5 model of work.


'Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable'

The US Navy SEALs have a saying: “Get comfortable being uncomfortable.” If you can be comfortable being uncomfortable, you’ll be prepared to handle any situation that comes along in your own life.


Don't Be Afraid To Ask Dumb Questions -- It Can Keep You Focused

Arguments and disagreements in the workplace are all but impossible to avoid. Strategy and business coach Lauren Bacon suggests that asking “dumb” questions can help move things forward.


Dayboard Uses Chrome's New Tab Page To Keep You Focused On Your To-Dos

Chrome: Dayboard is a Chrome extension that turns every new tab page into a minimal to-do list that keeps you focused on the most important things on your agenda for the day. You choose the five most important things on your to-do list, and Dayboard makes sure they’re front and centre.