Stay Focused: 5 Ways To Increase Your Attention Span
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
Eric writes about the benefits of meditation for focus:
Meditation doesn’t just chill you out.
If your attention-span is a muscle, meditation is exercise:
This article shows that a group randomly assigned to 5 days of meditation practice with the integrative body-mind training method shows significantly better attention and control of stress than a similarly chosen control group given relaxation training.
(Here’s more on meditation – including how to do it.)
Everybody is going the long way around the barn here and adding more energy to compound the problem... if you want less noise and more signal in your ...SQUIRREL... life at significantly less ongoing effort and cost, then just cut sugar and carbs out of your diet*.
Of course the proven direct route is not often the most comfortable for some, but fortunately the results are inevitably good and consistent enough to make it worth all the discomfort of getting there.
*Fastest way to normalize into a sugar free, low carb diet is to fast first. After 7 to 9 days you get a complete taste bud regrowth on your tongue, which then naturally craves all reintroduced taste sensations of low-carb foods as delicious, as opposed to bland tastes struggling for recognition on an already inured and beleaguered palate. And then eat good, natural animal and whole vegetable fats to maintain your near abstinence with ease--fats satisfy, create enduring steady energy and kill sugar and carb cravings.
Rob, this is great advice. I know you've said it before but I appreciate it every time you say it.
7 to 9 days, eh? I need to try this.
Adam, you're welcome, and be intentional about it... like most dramatic changes it pays to undertake them deliberately and with a little preparation, a lot of will power or both.
Also, the easiest way to avoid unsettling failure and setback by fasting is to observe the following principles:
1. Recognize in today's society that water fasting is an outlier experience--nobody is going to support you fully doing this as it is too threatening to everyone else's (and even your own) status quo on many levels. Expect resistance--it will come--so do you best to minimize your experience of it while fasting... and this brings into focus...
2. Environment is one of the greatest influences in every human undertaking--make sure you control as many factors of your own environment as you can and try to design your fasting experience to occur in as much as a peaceful, serene, pure air and clean water experience as you possibly can--avoid all toxins (i.e. no nagging, bitching or well-meaning people trying to tell you what to do for your own good--they are invariably wrong and will cause unnecessary turbulence, etc.)
3. The most challenging part of the fast is not the fast--it's getting the recovery eating period pacing, volume and correct first choices of foods to break your fast done right for you. And here everybody has an opinion, but there is some risk of harm--so err on the side of pure, natural raw foods and on eating much, much less of them--not more.
Happy to share more details with you directly based upon your objectives... shoot me an email any time!
Thanks Rob. Not ready yet but when I am I may take you up on that email offer!