A guide to personal well being and productivity
in the attention economy.
Protecting yourself and loved ones from the negative effects of pervasive technology is becoming difficult. Technology is ubiquitous and is impacting every facet of our lives. It is both beneficial and disruptive. This whitepaper is divided into three parts. First, it will increase your awareness of the forces that may be hindering your productivity. The second part is an introduction to the concept of “Deep Work”: Strengthening your focus and cognitive abilities as a form of resistance to those forces. Third, it will provide tips and recommendations on maintaining a healthy and balanced relationship to your devices. Following this guide will lead to more fulfilling, meaningful and valuable use of time. If you, like me, are a professional in a creative or cognitively demanding field, exercising attention control and using time effectively will not only enhance the quality of your work, but lead to greater career satisfaction.
Shawn is an Information Technology manager in Washington D.C. and a graduate student at Quinnipiac University pursuing his masters in Interactive Media and Communications.
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