Here is my initial review for reference.
Overall, I believe my initial review still holds up. Read it for more of my thoughts on this book.
Hyperfocus was one of my favorite books I read last year- fiction and nonfiction both. To set this year (and this year’s New Year’s Resolutions) off on the right foot. This book provides easily understandable, step-by-step advice on how to achieve your goals, clear your mind, and understand what motivates you. I really do suggest you read it. The author also does a good job of referring to subject matter experts (aka scientists) and their research to explain his ideas and advice, which I always appreciate.
My biggest, newest take from this story this time around was about the importance of proactive breaks and relaxation. A person can’t just plow through their exhaustion and hope to still be productive. Sometimes you need permission to take a break every now and then throughout the day in order to collect your attention.
The problem I had this time around was the author’s focus on giving advice on office situations. For example, email, meetings and the like were a major component of the text. I feel like this could have been trimmed back some.
I’ve been using this book’s advice to help with some New Year’s Resolutions, and overall they’ve been working pretty well. Take that for what you will.
STARS: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS (5 stars=Perfect, 4 Stars=Great, 3 Stars=Good, 2 Stars=Fun but Flawed, 1 Star=Not Recommended)
GRADE: This is a very good book, but I don’t think it’s for everyone.
Overall Rating: Recommended with Reservations (How I Rate Books)
Nonfiction, meditation, self-help, self improvement
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Okay, now for my update. I still intend on keeping to my earlier plan of publishing a short story every month, but between the attempted coup in DC and the tendons in my hands feeling as though they are on fire, I’ve not been in the mood to write.
Now that the inauguration is over I have more mental space to get back on task. Once my hand pain dies down some, I’ll get back to work. Right now, I’m thinking I’ll take 3 days off or so, read a book or two, and then get back to writing.