T29 – Day 1

 

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Focus and Awareness

Focusing the attention is a form of athleticism. Like swimming, it requires training and practice.

  • What aspects are important to focus on when you are solving a problem, or looking for new ideas?
  • Do you need to refocus your attention?
  • When do you need to refocus?
  • And how do you know that you need to shift your attention?

A couple of blog posts about Attention and Focus.

Focus on What Matters When it Matters

Focus the Attention for a Loooong Time

What are you Looking at!

Kaleidoscopic Thinking

Motivated Multitasking: How the Brain Keeps Tabs on Two Tasks at Once

Focus on your Thinking

 

Day 1

Choose something that you are going to notice, deliberately.

Before you go out for your morning walk, to work, or shopping, choose an aspect that you are going to focus on.

You can focus on things like:

  • a specific colour
  • window frames
  • building styles
  • shape of trees
  • smells
  • advertisements in public spaces
  • hair styles
  • most commonly worn colours
  • number of birds singing
  • patterns on scarves people wear
  • number of shoe shops
  • loud sounds

There is no need to interpret your perceptions, nor to form any (mini)theories. Just focus your attention on something you normally would not do.

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Thinkibility Day 1

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Photo: Danilo Rizzuti

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