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The Concentration Circuit

Most of us work at the same desk, on the same laptop every single day. If you find yourself struggling to concentrate, try a new spot. A park, coffee shop or coworking space. And when your motivation starts to taper off, move again.

Cal Newport calls this the Concentration Circuit:

Something about arriving at a new and novel location — somewhere different than where you normally work — provides a boost to your motivation and aids concentration. Over time, this effect will wane. But if you keep switching locations, you can keep re-stimulating this reaction again and again, maintaining an average level of concentration that’s potentially much higher than if you had slogged through the deep task in one (literal) sitting.

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Have a great day!

Jimmy


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