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How to tap into your brain’s 4 attention states to get more done

How to tap into your brain’s 4 attention states to get more done

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MAURA NEVEL THOMAS

“You can’t control time, but you can control your attention. We can all improve productivity if we can systemize the way we work. Instead of looking for the latest tips and tricks, we need to work on attention and workflow management to improve productivity. This invol...

4 brain states and how they impact your productivity

  • Reactive and Distracted: This state is superficial. Your attention is divided and you may be trying to multitask.
  • Daydreaming: This state is when you are choosing not to focus on anything in particular.
  • Focused and Mindful:...

The ultimate goal of attention management is to recognize which brain state you’re in and then shift to the one that will help you produce your best results in that moment. Each of the four brain states has a related amount of attention and effort or control.

For exampl...

MAURA NEVEL THOMAS

“Attention management skills are critical to taking back control. They allow you to refocus your day on your priorities, so you can make progress on meaningful work instead of reacting to every incoming [demand] on your attention.”

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