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Amishi Jha – Attention, Mind Wandering, and Stress. In this podcast from, Mind and Life Institute. Wendy speaks with cognitive and contemplative neuroscientist Amishi Jha about using mindfulness to help improve our attention, and its usefulness particularly in high-stress situations. Amishi takes a broad and nuanced perspective on attention—arguing that it’s much more than just our ability to focus on the task at hand. Rather, attention is foundational for capacities like decision making, emotion regulation, and even empathy and compassion. Mind and Life Podcast

The centre for healthy minds has many useful resources, here is one explaining the average adult spends 47 percent of his/her waking time not paying attention, and when we’re not paying attention, we’re less happy. The good news is, attention is a trainable skill and can be fostered through simple practices, such as breath-counting: Strengthen your Ability to Focus

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