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How to Use Your Attention to Help You Flourish

#attention #focus #performance

  • [02:40] Our attention spans.

  • [08:44] Different types of attention.

  • [09:02] Four types of attention.

  • [14:42] Clear goals and attention control.

  • [15:39] Attention spans in the digital age.

  • [21:03] Kinetic attention and technology.

  • [24:02] Maintaining fairness in social behaviors.

  • [26:11] The design of the internet.

  • [32:08] Internal distractions and self-distractions.

  • [37:28] Reframing technology for well-being.

  • [40:37] Psychological balance and the autonomic nervous system.

  • [43:54] Rhythms of focused attention.

  • [49:36] Rote activities and creative thinking.

  • [54:07] The role of flow in work.

  • [1:01:01] Rhythm is the new flow.

  • [1:03:02] Emotional residue and kinetic attention.

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Episode 27 GPT

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Meet Gloria Mark

Today’s very special guest is Dr. Gloria Mark, the Chancellor's Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, and author of Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity. Her work is primarily focused on the deep examination of multitasking, interruptions, and mood as they pertain to the use of digital devices.

In our conversation, Gloria defines attention, the different types of attention, psychological balance, and flow. She also explains why attention is always goal-oriented, how we’ve developed kinetic attention in this digital age, whether our dwindling attention spans are cause for concern, and how we can use technology to promote well-being rather than productivity. Tune in now to learn how to use social media strategically, how to replenish your attention reserves, and so much more with the remarkable Dr. Gloria Mark!

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