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How To Build A Longer Attention Span (and a Change Blog-O-Rama)

I’ve published a post at The Change Blog called “How To Build a Longer Attention Span.”  It’s about how practicing holding your attention on an object, or on your breathing, as meditators often do, isn’t just helpful for getting centered as you meditate — it can also help you stay focused on a project at work for a longer period of time.  This is a great technique if you want to be able to get a lot done in a single sitting, instead of constantly getting antsy and winding up on Facebook or Minesweeper as you work.

I also noticed that I’ve practically got enough Change Blog posts to fill a book (publishing magnates take notice :) ) — here are some past highlights that I think you’ll enjoy:

* How Getting Used to Silence Can Help Your Productivity

* Mindfully Moving Beyond Multitasking

* Productivity and Owning Our Shadow

* Procrastination and the Art of Allowing

* Letting Go of Your Ego At Work

4 thoughts on
How To Build A Longer Attention Span (and a Change Blog-O-Rama)

  1. Hilary

    Hi Chris .. Isn’t it amazing how quickly posts build up – that’s a really good portfolio to have .. and as to publishing – definitely. Not getting off at a tangent is essential .. being focused, at peace while we work, and centering our selves is an art .. one we can practise .. your techniques and explanations always ring true.

    Thank you so much .. all the best and have a very happy time with your family and friends -Merry Christmas! … Hilary

  2. Chris - Post author

    Thanks Hilary — I like the sound of “portfolio” — that has a certain air of professionalism. :) I definitely agree that getting centered while we work is an art — it’s not always predictable what will “work,” although there are useful guideposts we can follow.

  3. Jannie Funster

    “Intergrity. Balance. Joy.”

    Lack of FB and Minesweeper is Jannie these days. (Actually, I don’t even know what the latter is, and don’t want to find out.) :)

    My Alexa rank goes up and up. Do I care? Not one whit. Distractions have flown to the wind. Songs are writing themselves (well, almost.) :) Symphonies of sweet guitars are lighting up the stars. The paperwhites could bloom any minute.

    Christopher R. Edgar, has anyone told you yet today that you are AWESOME?? if not, let me be the first!!

    YOU ARE AWESOME!!!

    Publishing Magnates, Chris Edgar is OURS, not yours, but you may borrow his brilliance and stick-to-it-ive-ness for the gain of us all, if you so please.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, BUDDY-CHRIS.

    xoxo

  4. Chris - Post author

    Hi Jannie — I like your new motto. I get that you have been very much immersed “in the woodshed” with your songwriting and that you are seeing the rewards! I look forward to sharing in some of those rewards in 2011 as I get treated to more of your musical, and non-musical but still entertaining, videos. I feel grateful that you acknowledged my stick-to-itiveness — that’s an expression my grandfather used, actually, and I think he’d be proud of my persistence. And yours, if you’d known him.

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