How to Get Your Brain to Focus | Chris Bailey | TEDxManchester

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  • 4/04/2019 को प्रकाशित
  • The latest research is clear: the state of our attention determines the state of our lives. So how do we harness our attention to focus deeper, get distracted less, and even become more creative? Chris Bailey, author of the recent book Hyperfocus, talks about how our ability to focus is the key to productivity, creativity, and living a meaningful life.
    Follow Chris on @chris_bailey Chris Bailey was recently described by TED as possibly “the most productive man you’d ever hope to meet”. He is the international bestselling author of Hyperfocus and The Productivity Project, which have been published in sixteen languages. Chris works with organisations around the globe on how they can become more productive without hating the process.
    To date, Chris has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity, and has garnered coverage in media as diverse as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, TED, Fortune, Fast Company, and Lifehacker. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  • Dak
    Dak साल पहले +7

    I've learnt so much from youtube. Without it I wouldnt be who I am now, but at the same time I know it distracts me from my goals and causes procrastination. Its such a double edged sword.

  • Mice Mice
    Mice Mice साल पहले +4

    key learnings:

  • Bernardo Papadakis
    Bernardo Papadakis साल पहले +2

    I'm an English student, and this guy speaks so clearly that I can understand pretty much everything, thank you so much for the content!

  • Phantom Warrior

    This should be studied in schools. Pretty much every TED should be. It's amazing know that almost everything which is essential in your life and professional life is not studied by school, supposed to learn you basic abilities in your daily life, but the world teaches it to you, the own life, and with your own own efforts you have to comprehend these things.

  • John Brooke
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  • Coached By Kita J
    Coached By Kita J साल पहले +552

    I literally can’t even pray without thinking of another thought. I NEEDED this video

  • Apollos Hester
    Apollos Hester 2 साल पहले +1

    I have been off social media for 38 days and have came up with more life realizations and business/ life plans that I ever thought possible. I can also read for hours upon hours on end getting so dived up in what im reading that I forget the time. My mind simply has no reason to get distracted because there is nothing to distract my mind. This stuff works, where attention goes, energy flows! goodluck my friends

  • Calamity210
    Calamity210 साल पहले +1

    He didn't stutter once, he truly does know how to focus!

  • A. Wheeler
    A. Wheeler साल पहले +381

    Oh my dear this TED Talk changed my life for ever! I'm dealing with my focus since years and nobody could help me to improve it. This guy did! Thank you so much!!!

  • Steve Lee
    Steve Lee 2 घंटे पहले +1

    I've had social media uninstalled for about 3 months. You truly are able to achieve a peace of mind and a stronger self awareness. I feel that today's social media creates a constant feeling of missing out which will drag on throughout some people's days and make them believe their life as boring. But truly you are only missing out on life if you are held in a state kf believe that you are missing out.

  • Mr H
    Mr H  +27

    You cannot always avoid/put aside distractions. Not every distraction is your phone. You need to be able to stay focused while dealing with distractions since you can’t always avoid them. Learn to force your concentration. Make a habit out of it to the point that when you need to be focused you will be focused despite everything going on around you.

  • Uzoma Nnamdi

    This is a lecture. It is really what my mind need at this point in my life.

  • zach
    zach 2 साल पहले +952

    Summary: get rid of distractions and stimulations. This will make your brain be bored, and you will start to wander. While wandering you will get your best ideas. Applying simplicity and boredom to your work will help you develop clearer thoughts thus improving focus.

  • Vileena Vinayan
    Vileena Vinayan साल पहले +37

    Thank You so much Chris Bailey. The lack of focus is a problematic situation. And now I got the perfect ideal solution for tackling that difficulty. Thank You so much. Your words are so strong and captivating. Will try the tips, as you said in the talk. Thank You TEDx for always coming up with such wonderful contents.

  • IdeasBeat

    Distractions may be of two types i.e external and internal. There are many tips and advice to manage the external distraction and less on managing the internal distractions including the lots of mental noises, confusions, clutter, and overstimulation as explained by Chris.

  • Kayden Break
    Kayden Break साल पहले +6

    Me preparing for exams be like:

  • Sabareesh Krishnan

    One of the best videos I have ever seen that clearly explains why we get distracted or how to regain that attention and focus. Thank you Chris

  • Vinese Omanito

    TED talk changed my life forever! I'm dealing with my focus for years and nobody could help me to improve it. This guy did! Thank you!!

  • Amol Shah
    Amol Shah 2 साल पहले +2

    Summary: Use less technology and destimulate your mind for increased focus and ideas

  • School Science Projects

    Congratulations on such an amazing achievement, can't wait to see your channel grow even bigger.