Do you start googling a recipe and suddenly find yourself surfing through pages of kitchen gadgets and Pinterest pins? Are you checking texts and emails every two minutes? Are you overwhelmed by more than 500 TV channels or all the options in your connected car? Do you check your smartphone at 2:00 a.m. but don’t know why?
At best, modern life dazzles us, giving us a chance to get more done in a minute than we used to do in a month. The entire world is available to us 24/7 at the touch of finger, but at what cost? Plain and simple, we are bombarded with distractions every way we turn, threatening the quality of our lives and our ability to properly focus on the tasks that matter.
Here’s your survival guide to our crazy-busy, ever-connected modern world.
“Distraction,” a new weekly podcast series hosted by Dr. Edward Hallowell, child and adult psychiatrist, New York Times best-selling author, and leading authority in ADHD, explores how we are driven to distraction and offers coping strategies to turn modern problems into new-found strengths. It’s about insights, strategies and tactics for all, from those who occasionally lose their keys to those who spend hours online to those who wander away from a task – at work, at school, at home, at play – because they got distracted along the way.
Dr. Hallowell has been the go-to expert on ADHD and other distraction topics for Oprah, 60 Minutes, Doctor Phil, CNN, Good Morning America, Doctor Oz, The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Time, The Los Angeles Times and many more top media outlets. He has written 22 books and sold millions of copies.
JetBlue Founder and Chairman David Neeleman has said that Dr. Hallowell is a master at describing “what is unique – both good and not so good – about today’s exciting, busy world and gives practical, insightful advice on how to thrive in it. Dr. Hallowell captures both the huge opportunities we have today, as well as the dangerous traps we can fall into if we’re not careful.”
He tackles life’s most difficult subjects like raising children, forgiveness, stress and anxiety, the workplace, teachers and students, difficult people, health, peak performance, and so much more. Come hear the warmth, enthusiasm, wisdom and trust of Dr. Hallowell as he taps into everyone’s desire to cope, reconnect and get the most out of life.
What They’re Already Saying About “Distraction”
This podcast is for everyone. The topics are enlightening and Dr. Hallowell is fantastic.
Helpful solutions …allows you to focus on what’s really important.
As a single mom, I have a hard time staying off the phone and giving proper time to my daughter. Some great info.
We’re all stuck in this non-stop world and are guinea pigs for today’s technology. Dr. Hallowell’s voice is soothing and he has good ideas.
Hearing this information via a podcast helps me process it in another way that I really enjoy.
I’m already hooked!