Focus on one thing for longer

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Focused work gives better return

The difference of results between continuous attention and fragmented attention over a period of time is significant. With fragmented attention you will only get a superficial idea of the subject. It takes time for a mind to be submerged into something.

Some works are not doable without attention

It’s true you can a lot of work without much attention. Logistical tasks such as filling up a form or making powerpoint presentation of the sales figures do not have to be meditative.

Focused work is insightful

Immersing into a task gets us something else other than just getting it done. It provides insights. Insight come from deep concentration, it makes you question the why of things rather than how.

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Tibetan monks creating a sand mandala, an extremely attention demanding process. Photo: Miranda Senft

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