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The world wants that attention.     Only you can decide where it goes.                 http://designtaxi.com/article/10180...
Limit your friends.    Not real-life friends, but social network and blogging and forum friends.    Not that these can’t b...
Limit your feeds.    Blog subscriptions, newsletters, other updates and news    subscriptions and so on. Limit them to a h...
Limit your communication time.    Going into your email inbox? Just give yourself 10 minutes to read,    reply, delete, an...
Give up on news. paid attention to the news as   It’s a never-ending cycle. And if you’ve    long as I have (I’m a former ...
Be brief.    Write brief emails, tweets, updates, blog posts. With some    exceptions, of course. But make brief your de f...
Give your attention to the important.    This is the crucial part: choose what you give your attention to, and do this    ...
Become conscious of your distractions.    Once you’ve decided to focus your attention on the important, become more    awa...
Surround yourself with the positive.    If you want your life to be positive, let the positive have your attention.    Thi...
Sí te gustó esta presentación compartí el link                            con alguien que también lo encuentre útil.Monday...
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  1. 1. Monday, February 27, 12
  2. 2. The world wants that attention. Only you can decide where it goes. http://designtaxi.com/article/101804/How-To-Reclaim-Your-Attention/Monday, February 27, 12
  3. 3. Limit your friends. Not real-life friends, but social network and blogging and forum friends. Not that these can’t be good relationships, but having too many makes them meaningless. And each friend will take up a little bit of your attention —when you read their updates, click on their links, reply to their messages, look at their photos, and so on. The more you have, the more attention they’ll require. Limit them to just the essential. Read more. http://designtaxi.com/article/101804/How-To-Reclaim-Your-Attention/Monday, February 27, 12
  4. 4. Limit your feeds. Blog subscriptions, newsletters, other updates and news subscriptions and so on. Limit them to a handful of essentials, and let the rest go. The more you have, the more attention they require. http://designtaxi.com/article/101804/How-To-Reclaim-Your-Attention/Monday, February 27, 12
  5. 5. Limit your communication time. Going into your email inbox? Just give yourself 10 minutes to read, reply, delete, and get out. Going to do Twitter? Give yourself 5 minutes. Seriously, set up a timer. Don’t let these things take up all your attention. http://designtaxi.com/article/101804/How-To-Reclaim-Your-Attention/Monday, February 27, 12
  6. 6. Give up on news. paid attention to the news as It’s a never-ending cycle. And if you’ve long as I have (I’m a former journalist), you know it’s all the same, year after year. Unless your job depends on it, the news is usually a waste of your attention. Let go of the need to stay updated. Even if your job does depend on it, keep it limited. http://designtaxi.com/article/101804/How-To-Reclaim-Your-Attention/Monday, February 27, 12
  7. 7. Be brief. Write brief emails, tweets, updates, blog posts. With some exceptions, of course. But make brief your de facto. Read more. http://designtaxi.com/article/101804/How-To-Reclaim-Your-Attention/Monday, February 27, 12
  8. 8. Give your attention to the important. This is the crucial part: choose what you give your attention to, and do this choosing carefully. What is important to you? Writing? Photography? Design? Coding? Creating a new business that helps others? Your kids? Figure this out, and give this the majority of your attention. http://designtaxi.com/article/101804/How-To-Reclaim-Your-Attention/Monday, February 27, 12
  9. 9. Become conscious of your distractions. Once you’ve decided to focus your attention on the important, become more aware of distractions as they come up. Make note of them, and as you get the urge to be distracted, learn to pause, breathe, and return to the important. http://designtaxi.com/article/101804/How-To-Reclaim-Your-Attention/Monday, February 27, 12
  10. 10. Surround yourself with the positive. If you want your life to be positive, let the positive have your attention. This applies to blogs, people, projects, and more. http://designtaxi.com/article/101804/How-To-Reclaim-Your-Attention/Monday, February 27, 12
  11. 11. Sí te gustó esta presentación compartí el link con alguien que también lo encuentre útil.Monday, February 27, 12
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