An excerpt from my new book Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction just went live on Thrive Global’s website! In case you’d like to read it, I’ve posted a snippet and a link to the full article below.
The research is clear: meditation improves virtually every aspect of how we manage our attention. One primary reason is because the activity increases our working memory capacity—how much information we can mentally hold and process at any one time. A larger working memory means we can think about more in each moment, take on more complex tasks, and process our work and life more deeply. Brain-wise, your working memory capacity is akin to your computer’s RAM (Random Access Memory). Deliberate focus requires working memory—and when it comes to attention management, size matters.