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HyperfocusMind The most recent neuroscientific research on attention reveals that our brain has two powerful modes that can be unlocked when we use our attention well a focused mode hyperfocus which is the foundation for being highly productive and a creative mode scatterfocus which enables us to connect ideas in novel ways Hyperfocus helps readers unlock both so they can. This past year of grad school was my own personal hell and in the intensely toxic culture of academia I internalized a lot of really horrible beliefs about productivity which resulted in a truly awful period of burnout once I finished I am still unlearning a lot of things and I wish I had read this book a lot sooner It made me feel a lot forgiving towards myself when I was feeling burnout especially in how I was struggling to focus on things This book clarified a lot that I had been thinking about throughout my time in grad school and afterwards and is a wise guide to rethinking focus

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Canada's productivity expert returns with a totally fresh angle on how to do with less Throughout his experiments and research Chris Bailey came across many little known insights into how we focus a key element of productivity including the surprising idea that focus isn't so much a state of heightened awareness as we'd assume but a balance between two frames of. This book introduces two important concepts of “Hyperfocus” focusing on one thing with no distractions and “Scatterfocus” deliberately letting your mind roam freeFocus matters because in todays world the competition for your attention is fierce Focus allows you to utilize your most valuable currency — your attention — in the ways you see fit oppose to letting external forces dictate where you spend itSimple tactics to focus better include Put your phone and anything else that could compete for your attention out of reach or in a different room Choose an environment where there are few things that could be competing with your attention this is why planes and trains are often easier to work on as the alternatives you have are much less stimulating Make a distraction list every time something comes up that shifts your focus away from your desired task uestion if where you are about to spend your attention is the right place Just because something “pitches” for your attention doesn’t mean you need to consume it You are what you pay attention to Coffee helps It provides a focus boost For reading Grab a pen or highlighter and actually write in the book that you’re reading to actively consume the information Notice when your focus wavers If it does take a break doing a mindless task to recharge your attention There are four types of tasks Necessary work unattractive yet productive we only do these when we have a deadline eg filing expenses Unnecessary work unattractive and unproductive typically we use these tasks to procrastinate Distracting work attractive and unproductive tasks eg netflix Instagram Purposeful work attractive and productive these are the things you were put on the earth to do they come to you much easier than to othersMost information is organized in units no greater than 7 as anything than that we find trouble storing in our brainsWhen we store than 7 it ends up being broken into smaller groupingsMemorizing a credit card number is memorizing 4 segments of 4 numbers for exampleOur attention space holds everything that you’re aware of in this current momentIf you are truly focused on reading a book for example you would have no capacity for anything else in your attention spaceMindfulness is noticing what your mind is full of “All thoughts want to be taken seriously but few warrant it”Simply noticing what is occupying our attentional space has been shown to make us productive Habits reuire very little attentional space to perform So you often can pair multiple habits together or one habit with a simple task but rarely can you pair a habit with a complex task that task reuires all the attention space you have to offer and you must do it soloProductivity is doing the right thing in each moment On average we work no than 40 seconds before being distracted WHAT IS HYPERFOCUSOne task that fills your entire attention spaceThis is a task that’s probably at a comfortable level of difficulty Atomic Habits says the optimal level is 4% the difficulty level that is within your current skill setIt’s hard but not impossibleIt makes us completely immersed in our work and happier as a result of that HOW TO ENTER HYPERFOCUS1 Choose a meaningful object of attention2 Eliminate as many external and internal distractions as you can3 Focus on that chosen object of attention4 Continue to bring your attention back to that object of attention#1 setting the intention is the most important thing to start with#3 set a defined period of time that is reasonable so you have a clear start and end#4 draw your attention when your mind wanders Other tactics Everyday pick three things to focus on Order items which are most conseuential and do them first Consider not only immediate conseuences but second and third order conseuences Set an hourly awareness chime and when it goes off ask yourself Was your mind wandering when the chime went off Are you working on autopilot or something you intended to focus on Are you immersed in a productive task If so how long have you been focusing on it What is the most conseuential thing you could be working on right now Are you working on it How full is your attentional space Is it overflowing or do you have attention to spare Are there distractions preventing you from hyper focusing on your workWhen setting an intention ensure it has when and where you’ll do it “Go to the gym” becomes “Schedule and go to the gym on my lunch break”TACTICS ON HOW TO HYPERFOCUS How long do you want to hyper focus for Pick a time frame that’s easy eg 15 minutes Anticipate what may distract you and block time to hyper focus Set a timer for your start and end timeThe tasks that you’re least excited to do are the ones that typically reuire the most hyperfocus onWHAT IS SCATTERFOCUSIts your brains most creative mode You activate it by deliberately letting your mind wander It helps you become self aware process ideas and reflect on the meaning of your experiencesThere are three styles of scatterfocus1 Capture mode Letting your mind roam freely and capturing whatever comes up2 Problem crunching mode Holding a problem loosely in mind and letting your thoughts wander around it3 Habitual mode engaging in a simple task and capturing the ideas that arise this is the most powerful modeCapture Mode Sit with a blank notebook and see what comes up and write it downProblem Crunching mode Hold a problem in your mind when your mind wanders notice the distraction and pull your thoughts back to solving the problem Habitual Mode This is the most fun and therefore expands your attentional spacePositive thinking doesn’t make you happy research shows its counter productivePositive thinking lets us feel successful in the moment but at the price of not actually making a plan to be successful laterFocus on the system not the end result

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Hyperfocus summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ù [Reading] ➻ Hyperfocus By Chris Bailey – Helpyouantib.co.uk Canada's productivity expert returns with a totally fresh angle on how to do with less Throughout his experiments and research Chris Bailey came across many little known insights into how we focus a k Canada's producConcentrate deeply think clearly and work and live deliberately Diving deep into the science and theories about how and why we bring our attention to bear on life's big goals and everyday tasks Chris Bailey takes his uniue approach to productivity to the next level in Hyperfocus while retaining the approachable voice and perspective that made him a fast favourite. he describes his process as ordering 10 15 books on a topic and reading a lot of academic articles and that is exactly how the book comes across