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.
Stay with me a little longer and soon you will 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.
Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If you have a hard time staying focused and in the moment, you’re not alone—and there’s something you can do about it. Psychologist and neuroscientist Amishi P. Jha has consulted everyone from competitive athletes to military leaders on the art and science of paying better attention, and she’s boiled her advice down to one thing that consistently helps: daily meditation practices. In this engaging and helpful audiobook, Jha shares practical mindfulness techniques that are proven to help keep your mental whiteboard organized and focused. Peak Mind lays out the science of meditation techniques with relatable clarity that dispenses with both jargon and woo-woo, and narrator Xe Sands makes the material even easier to absorb with her warm, friendly delivery. If you’ve been feeling scattered, forgetful, and in over your head lately, we recommend listening to Peak Mind.