How to Stay Focused in a Distracted World

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The world we currently live in is out to suck our attention.

How do you stay focused and do any kind of deep-thinking then?

Here’s some tips summarized by “A Book a Week”, from the book, Stolen Focus: Why you can’t pay attention and how to think deeply again, by Johann Hari:

  1. Principle #1: Acknowledge the external theft of focus
  2. Principle #2: Cultivate high-quality distractions
  3. Principle #3: Simplify for clarity

Read the detailed summary plus some interesting curated quotes from the book here.

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