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And the case against over-focusing

And the case against over-focusing

Another overconsumer of brain fuel is over focusing.

"Unfocusing" your mind, or purposefully letting it wander, is key to improving focus overall. The brain does its best work when it's allowed to toggle between focus and unfocus.

πŸ‘‡ Which leads us to 6 tips to find your flow:

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The case against multitasking

The case against multitasking

Every activity we do uses a different set of cognitive resources. Sending an email uses one set of cognitive resources. Reading a report uses another.

The more tasks you try to do at any given time, the more cognitive energy you burn. 🀯

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5. Try new hobbies

5. Try new hobbies

Dabbling in hobbies not only is fun but can help us come up with new solutions to problems we're facing at work or home. Allowing your mind time to play is another way to invite innovation in ways that focusing doesn't. 🎨

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3. Block interruptions before diving into deep work

3. Block interruptions before diving into deep work

When distracting interruptions are shut off, our brains get a chance to complete full sentences of thought. Your important work benefits when you shut off or put away your phone and other screens. πŸ“΄

Then, plan a time to respond β€” after you've completed a period of sustained focus

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1. Unfocus your brain

1. Unfocus your brain

Schedule into every workday some breaks from all that focusing and allow your mind to travel into what's called the "default mode network" for a bit of freestyle riffing.

It's the place where our minds find innovation and creativity and often make better decisions than the ...

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6. Consider a digital sabbath

6. Consider a digital sabbath

Taking a digital sabbath β€” intentionally setting aside time to rest from your screens and all their interruptions β€” offers an important benefit.

It reminds us there's a world outside our screens, helping us to reset and think about what's really important. πŸ€”

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4. Know your chronobiology

4. Know your chronobiology

Are you a lark who is sharp and alert in the morning? Or is night owl more your style? πŸ¦‰ Schedule your most important projects during your brain's periods of peak performance.

Resist the temptation to spend your day β€” in particular your peak brain hours β€” doing busywork. Instead, ...

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2. Engage in positive constructive daydreaming

2. Engage in positive constructive daydreaming

Try traveling with your mind to someplace enjoyable β€” maybe it's a stroll through an imaginary forest or sunbathing on a warm, sandy beach. Pair your daydreaming with some form of low-key activity such as walking, knitting, gardening.

Doing so β€” especially when working hard on a project β€”

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