Oct 18, 2021
STOP FOR A MOMENT.
Are you here right now?
Is your focus on this page? Or is it roaming elsewhere, to the past or future, to a worry, to your to-do list, or to your phone? Whether you’re simply browsing, talking to friends, or trying to stay focused in an important meeting, you can’t seem to manage to hang on to your attention. No matter how hard you try, you’re somewhere else. The consequence is that you miss out on 50 percent of your life—including the most important moments.
The good news: There’s nothing wrong with you—your brain isn’t broken. The human brain was built to be distractible. The even better news: You can train your brain to pay attention more effectively.
My guest today has the solutions. Amishi Jha can help you to be able to:
Focus without all the struggle.
Take back your attention from the pull of distraction.
And function at your peak, for all that truly matters in your life.
Bio: Amishi Jha is a professor of psychology at the University of Miami. She serves as the Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, which she co-founded in 2010. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California–Davis and postdoctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University. Watch her TED Talk on “How to Tame Your Wandering Mind” with 5 million+ views here.
In this episode of Trend Following Radio:
Mindfulness and Buddhism
What Is Meditation?
Different Types of Meditation
Focus. Notice. Redirect. Repeat