Daily Archives: November 7, 2011

I Must Focus…Oh, Look – Shiny!

Yesterday I got distracted. I got almost nothing productive done. It happens from time to time. Hopefully, this doesn’t happen to you too often. Most everyone agrees—in this age of technology, it’s easier to be distracted. If you’re trying to work on a project and your computer dings every time you get new email, you must stop what you are doing to see what it is and who sent it. Now you’ve lost your train of thought and must start again. I understand there are blocking programs to shut down these types of online distractions. Can you believe it has come to this?

To help you and yours overcome some of the distractions in life, the library has these to offer:

To remove the distractions from your life:

The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life by Francine Jay

To avoid distractions at work:

18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman

To clear your mind of distractions:

Meditation for Beginners: With Jack Kornfield

To find peace from distractions through religion:

Soul and the City: Finding God in the Noise and Frenzy of Life by Marcy Heidish

To calm distractions and improve your sex life:

The 30-Day Sex Solution: How to Build Intimacy, Enhance Your Sex Life, and Strengthen Your Relationship in One Month’s Time by Victoria Zdrok Wilson and John Wilson

To help your dog overcome distractions:

Citizen Canine: Ten Essential Skills Every Well-Mannered Dog Should Know by Mary R. Burch

-Melissa M.

P.S. Don’t forget to go vote tomorrow. For more information on Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s referendum on the ballot, please visit ourlibraryourfuture.org.


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