A Brief introduction to the “Default Mode Network”, what happens when your mind wanders, and refocusing.

Below is an article Dan Goldman published discussing strategies to help us stay focused. In today’s world, where information is available everywhere, all the time, it can be difficult to filter the “noise” around us and remain focused. Wendy describes this process of our mind wandering as a shift into “Default Mode Network” and recognizing when this happens will help one to redirect their attention and stay focused in the moment. Dan pulls from his research on Emotional Intelligence and that of Wendy Hasenkamp’s study on meditation, breathing, and focus and shares four tips when your mind starts to wander.

Here are the tips:
1) Bring your focus to your breath.
2) Notice that your mind has wandered off.
3) Disengage from that train of thought.
4) Bring your focus back to your breath and hold it there.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-brain-and-emotional-intelligence/201310/the-four-basic-moves-strengthen-focus

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4 Comments

October 7, 2013 · 6:23 pm

4 responses to “A Brief introduction to the “Default Mode Network”, what happens when your mind wanders, and refocusing.

  1. 6. Accept and understand that your mind will wonder, again and again, and this is okay. Completely okay in fact. Your only job is to gently escort your attention back to the breath ♥ ❤

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  3. So true both 5 and 6. Thank you for adding to the list!

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