We are all overrun with technological input in our daily lives - whether it is our mobile phone ringing, our Blackberry bleeping or our new email message constantly flashing - we are all becoming hyperstimulated, stressed out and unable to switch on (concentrate) or switch off (relax) because we're all on permanent standby. As a result, we have lost the art of concentrating properly on any one task at any given moment, because our lives are so overwhelmed with information overload. Luckily, this personal development book is here to help readers navigate their way through the deluge and provides the tools we all need to learn how to concentrate and focus properly. The book is rooted in scientific fact and research and includes a detailed look at how your brain works, what inhibits brain function and concentration and covers things such as lack of down-time, distraction, procrastination, poor lifestyle habits and stress. It includes techniques and exercises to help improve concentration, including visualisation and memory-boosting exercises, and is guaranteed to help us all improve the way we work and the way we live our lives.
Harriet Griffey is a health writer and journalist, and author of a number of previously published books. She writes regularly for numerous national newspapers and magazines, but originally qualified as a state registered nurse and worked as a staff nurse on a paediatric unit at the Middlesex Hospital, London before moving into book publishing, then television production and journalism. She is also an accredited life coach, and works with teenagers through the charity Youth at Risk. www.harrietgriffey.com