Welcome to this edition of the Weekly Circle—where we start the week with a few ideas that make us think.
This week, we’re thinking about Focus. Cal Newport puts it well:
Who you are, what you think, feel, and do, what you love—is the sum of what you focus on.
This week, we’re thinking about Focus. The average office worker is distracted every 3 minutes. And according to research from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, it can take up to 25 minutes just to regain focus after being distracted. When you allow yourself to focus things just get done quicker with more intention. And those more things you're able to crank out with focus is what makes you, well, you.
We'd love to hear from you!
What do you want to bring more of your focus to this week?
🎥 How do you bring out the best in yourself? Christina Bengtsson – Swedish world champion in precision shooting – the answer lies in the word “focus”.
A few things for you to click on:
📖 Achieving the flow state on a regular basis is a key component of happiness argues Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D. He's a positive phycologist and the father of the term 'Flow State'.
📖 Research has shown that individuals who can sustain their attention for long periods of time perform better on all sorts of cognitive challenges than those who cannot. There are 11 activities you can do to improve your focus muscle.
For the last few months, we've been focused on building our prototypes of the Aduri smart cushion—a meditation cushion that will transform the experience of meditating. We've been sharing early versions of the experience in a few presentations and pitches at NYU, the NYC Media Lab, and companies large and small. It's been inspiring and fascinating to learn from the feedback of everyone we've been meeting.
We're getting ready to share this with you before we make it available to the rest of the world with a one-of-a-kind group meditation experience.
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