How to build concentration and learn to meditate [more inside]
I don't seem to have the attention span for books, TV series and movies anymore, and I'm missing out on a lot of good entertainment, as well as having a general feeling of being culturally 'out of it'. How can I increase my attention span and start getting into long-form entertainment again? [more inside]
Over the past year, I noticed some pretty frustrating behavior in myself (it wasn't always like this). It seems like I'm always craving a distraction and so these distractions have become highly interspersed with my work -- a huge time sucker. [more inside]
I seem to get 'bored' with everything in my life - friends, relationship, job, country - every 1-2 years. I then make major life changes and it is starting to seriously affect me. Has anyone else experienced this situation? Does it get better? If not, do you have some good coping strategies? [more inside]
Google and Google Scholar are not helping me answer this. I'd like to know what the typical/bell curve range of attention span and play episodes (not eye contact) are for infants and young toddlers (under 2). I can find decent info for older kids, but all the child development studies I've found seem to assume an implicit range for "short/long". I'm especially interested in solitary play episode length with a single object.
The Internet having destroyed my abilities of concentration, I'm looking for anything, preferably a web app, that can help me read large texts, like novels on a sentence-by-sentence basis. [more inside]
Looking at my phone bill, I see my daughter, 18, is averaging over 10,000 texts/mo over the past five months. [more inside]
What are some good tips for improving my attention span? [more inside]
I'm pretty sure that too much internet has fried my brain. If I cut back my time online, is it likely that my powers of concentration will return? And how should I structure an "internet diet" for maximum effect? [more inside]
I need challenge and pressure to stay motivated... how do I stay motivated during times when those things aren't present?
I have a very hard time keeping motivated and being productive when work is slow. If I am not either feeling pressure or being challenged, I get sloppy and underperform. Is this normal? What can I do to fix it? [more inside]
How can I use my focus for good (either directing it towards something useful, or to maintain interest) ? [more inside]