3 Ways to Find Focus with Mindfulness
7 Mins| Meditation & MindfulnessArticle
Concentration can feel elusive when we’re chemically addicted to our distractions — but mindfulness and meditation are here to help.
- A balanced effort of concentration with nonjudgment creates space for building self-awareness around how you sustain attention.
- Simply noticing when you're distracted will help you learn your focus patterns.
- Use mindfulness to get the most out of your routine breaks.
- Limit digital distractions to make it easier to stay focused.
- Twenty minutes can work wonders for focus and productivity.
About the Authors
Jerusha joins RoundGlass with over six years of experience at digital and print publications. She grew up in Kenya and was introduced to traditional sitting meditation by her high-school football coach; the whole team would have a visualization practice before each game. During her last year of college in San Francisco, Jerusha interned at a Rome-based digital magazine where she wrote about sustainable development and systemic racism. Here she realized her passion; prioritizing sustainable development through incentivizing circular economies at a grass roots level. Jerusha believes wholistic wellness is a tool to achieve this goal. In order to take care of the planet we first have to learn how to take care of ourselves.
Rebecca L. Acabchuk (Becky) is a senior scientist at RoundGlass with a PhD in Neurobiology and Physiology. She has 18 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, and is a Research Professor Affiliate at the University of Connecticut. Her research focuses on evaluating the scientific benefits of yoga, meditation and mindfulness for a variety of health conditions, including pain, hypertension, mental health and concussion recovery. In addition to teaching university courses on the Neuroscience of Meditation and Health Psychology, Becky teaches mindfulness workshops for a variety of audiences, including workplace groups, athletic teams, recovery groups, clinicians, and others. She has also provided consulting services to assist schools and universities in implementing and assessing school-wide mindfulness programs. Becky has been teaching yoga, meditation and other wellness classes since 2005, with over 1000+ hours of yoga teaching experience. Becky is a passionate leader, offering a unique combination of spiritual insight and fact-based science, which she communicates in an accessible manner to inspire people to reach their full potential. In her free time, Becky enjoys hiking, skiing, trail running, traveling, competing in triathlons, and spending time with her family, including 3 daughters.