Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More by Ned Hallowell

By Ned Hallowell

Are you pushed to distraction at work?

Bestselling writer Edward M. Hallowell, MD, the world’s top specialist on upload and ADHD, has set his points of interest on a brand new aim: assisting humans think extra on top of things and efficient at work.

You recognize the sensation: you can’t concentration; you are feeling more and more crushed by way of a mixture of nonstop calls for and expertise that looks relocating on the pace of sunshine; and you’re pissed off simply attempting to get every little thing performed well—and on time. not just is that this taking a toll on functionality, it’s impacting your feel of healthiness open air the workplace. It’s time to reclaim control.

Dr. Hallowell now identifies the underlying the reason why humans lose their skill to concentration at paintings. He explains why in general provided options like “learn to control some time higher” or “make a to-do record” don’t paintings simply because they forget about the deeper matters which are the real motives of psychological distraction. according to his years of aiding consumers enhance confident how you can take care of distraction, Dr. Hallowell presents a suite of sensible and trustworthy options to teach the right way to maintain a efficient psychological state.

In half 1 of the publication, he identifies the six most typical methods humans lose the power to concentration at work—what he calls “screen sucking” (internet/social media addiction), multitasking, notion hopping (never completing what you start), caring, taking part in the hero, and shedding the ball—and he explains the underlying mental and emotional dynamics using every one behavior.

Part 2 of the publication presents suggestion for “training” your awareness total, so you are much less vulnerable to surrendering it, in any state of affairs. the result's a e-book that would empower you to wrestle almost all these universal syndromes—and transparent a direction so you might in attaining your optimum own goals.

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Here was one place she could be alone and uninterrupted. Alone with her thoughts, she often did her best thinking and planning here. When she finally turned off the water and stepped out, Lou slapped her affectionately on her butt and said, “Long shower, hon. ” “Sorry,” Jean said. ” Fifteen minutes later, she’d somehow done her hair and makeup. She frowned disapprovingly at her bloated face in the mirror, knowing that she really, really needed to shed a good twenty pounds. “I’ve got to get to the gym again,” she thought, as she hastily slipped on her underwear, skirt, blouse, jacket, and shoes.

Les, I can never tell if you are working or daydreaming,” he’d say to him. “Look at my fingers, Carl,” Les would reply, somewhat defensively. “You can see them under the monitor. My fingers are always moving. ” “No, you misunderstand me,” Carl would say. “Sometimes I wish you would stop moving those fingers for a minute and just sit and think more about new companies we should be investing in. You used to do a lot more of that. Thinking is work, and you’re a very smart man. indd 20 12/09/14 9:17 AM screen sucking 21 People who fit the category of ADT outlined in this chapter tend to agree with the following statements.

I underachieve at work. I have the will; I just haven’t found the way. ­mountain of work I don’t have time to get done even without wasting time thinking. As a research analyst in an investment firm, Les was paid primarily to ferret out the data on companies his superiors were interested in. He was handsomely rewarded for delivering the famously well-hewn data summaries he so regularly and punctually produced. However, over the past several years and most especially in the past six months, Les had noted a gradual but by now unmistakable change within himself.

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