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Discover Your Focus in 12 Minutes with Dr. Amishi Jha

Learning how to pay attention to your attention is the key to regaining agency and control over your focus.

Dr. Amishi Jha

Dr. Amishi Jha is a professor of psychology at the University of Miami. She serves as the Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, which she co-founded in 2010. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California–Davis and postdoctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University. Dr. Jha’s work has been featured at NATO, the World Economic Forum, and The Pentagon. She has received coverage in The New York Times, NPR, TIME, Forbes and more.

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How do you train your attention and stop your mind from wandering in only twelve minutes a day?

Maintaining your attention and focus in a world filled with distractions can be very difficult. The constant disruption of notifications can start to feel like you don’t have ownership over your own mind. But solutions like avoiding technology for periods of time rely on external intervention rather than giving you control over your ability to concentrate.

To go in-depth on this topic, I’m thrilled to have Dr. Amishi Jha on the show today. Dr. Jha is a neuroscientist and professor of psychology at the University of Miami. She’s also the author of the bestselling book, Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day. Packed with over fifteen years of research, her book gives you practical steps on how to use mindfulness training to regain your ability to be present in any situation—in only twelve minutes a day.

Technology is a necessity in the modern world. Instead of removing access to digital devices, you can train your attention to be distraction-proof. Listen in, as Dr. Jha gives you actionable steps to start training your focus, notice where your attention is at any given time, and learn how to redirect to get back on track.

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Show Notes

  • Mindfulness is a more practical solution for learning how to live with technology. [2:20]
  • Paying attention to your attention is the first step. Here’s why it’s so important. [4:30]
  • Attention is not one thing. Dr. Jha explains the three different systems of attention in your brain. [6:06]
  • Dr. Jha walks you through a foundational exercise and explains how her mindfulness training touches on all three attention systems. [10:47]
  • Learn how to take mindfulness into your daily activities by asking yourself these questions. [13:57]
  • The more you practice, the more you benefit. [15:01]
  • If you have questions or concerns regarding your physical health, always seek the advice of your medical care professionals.
  • Screenshot this episode, tag us (@jimkwik & @amishipjha), and tell us if you’re actually in the moment right now.
  • I'll repost my favorites and gift a copy to three lucky listeners.
  • If you want to learn more, sign up for Dr. Jha's newsletter at www.Amishi.com.
  • Be sure to get a copy of Dr. Jha's book, Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day, here.

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