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Marisa Moon
Primal Health Coach & Fasting Coach
We’re being pulled in every direction except the direction of our goals. What is it about this tech-heavy world that urges us to multitask, and guides us away from the very tasks we intend to complete? Let’s think about why we’re wired for distraction, and then take this simple and effective step to stay focused. 
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Cyndee
Detox 📱💻🕹
I have thought about trying to detach from my iPhone and I do use the do not disturb function. I’ve already put computer games aside and started reading more e-books but I’m still hooked on computer jigsaw puzzle’s. I know it’s in obsession and I try to limit time spent online because I think it makes me lazy and I procrastinate. A device detox would do me good! Thanks (The Wild Within)👍
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Lindsay
A$ap digital cleanse
I want to detach from my phone it causes for bad than good in my life especially social media i get zero out of it but once i get started its so hard to stop. I need a digital cleanse asap
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Roxanne
Distraction
I am easily distracted and sometimes I find myself purposely distracting myself from tasks I don’t enjoy. I need quiet in my life and time to reflect on why I’m doing certain things. I may not like the task but I will feel better knowing it is helping me get to a place I want to be.
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Jill
Distraction
I have been getting ready to move out of town. My cat is not much help! But I have noticed that I am so focused on things being organized ( i dated someone, turned out to be a meth-head). I like my things in my home the way I like them. Example, he went “away” in like 2004; and the condo that I owned remained with all the unfinished, disorderly, and finding most of the things that were special to me were in pieces all over the place. I had no idea whereto even begin. My tool box was a huge thorn in my side, that was something I was always needing, to put shelves back etc. and this toolbox was always arranged with things grouped as I needed- until i moved last summer, i just “lived” with the chaos. So, the movers had no choice but to pack it up the way it was. Now that Im leaving this place of learning and heading out to start over, in a quiet place near rivers, i found myself packing the chaos into an organized manner- coffee cups dont go with the shoes! But this toolbox took me 2 days of non stop putting it back to the way I like it. I became tunnelvisioned. If I stopped to grab a soda, I would see something that “would finish that box in...” I never got a sip of soda until midnight! The toolbox is 14 years of just acceptance- but, I am not taking any chaotic baggage with me anymore... I am so not letting distractions help me ignore all the years of rage, bitterness, sweep it under the rug anymore. It’s time to really let it go, and not let distractions hide that little spark I felt in this heart that hasn’t felt anything for too long...huh, all that from a toolbox????!!!!
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Danielle
Relaxation
Before going to sleep listening helped me find a state of relaxation away from my phone and everything else.
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Mealani
Today
Using the do not disturb can help me focus. Today I also acted on my latest lesson of not reacting. I briefly shared without emo volatility and practiced acceptance and non Codependence at work. I clued into the importance of my facial features and can hooponopono when I need neutrality.
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Avril
Truthful
I learned that combining my mindfulness exercises while managing my distractions go hand-in-hand. They assist each other and aren’t as big of a burden as I believed. I can only benefit from focusing on MY management of myself and everything in life will fall into place in a positive way.
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Nichole
I learned that...
Using the do not distract button will help me focus better during the day. (I have only hD it on at night when I’m trying to sleep.
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katia
focus here n now
i absolutely LOVE this!! it’s so true & important. it resonates with me so much. whenever i’m off of technology i feel SOOOO much better. thankyou for the inspiration to be here now
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Stephanie
Distractions
Distractions cause me to miss a lot of what I’m trying to accomplish
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Charlie
Priorities
Today I learned that although my intentions are good I am putting too many things on my daily schedule with no real plan on how to complete them, causing undue stress and anxiety. It’s time to be more mindful of prioritizing my goals and what’s really important for me to get done or give time to. If feels good to make a list and check things off, I’m sure would feel better if I was checking off the most important and maningful things. I’m giving myself permission to slow down!
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Emma
Why do I Distract
Through this little talk I felt quite distracted. It made me think differently about what I would consider distractions in my own life. Maybe my phone is being used as a distraction so that I don’t have to deal with my own emotions.
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Samantha
Do not disturb
It is not selfish to have my phone on do not disturb. My iPhone and Apple Watch are on do not disturb all day long. This keeps me mindful in the here and now aka present. I learned in this practice that you can edit the hours of it though so I will have to look into that. Good to know. And that you can edit it so your favorites override the do not disturb mode. All good to know. Lesson learned. Thanks for this coaching session. SCD.
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Emily
Distractions
I learned that Times are definitely different back then you could catch a deep breath and go about your day feeling accomplished and you didn't have school or work bothering you no DISTRACTIONS. A word that is used with a different meaning today. Back then it could keep you alive, now it can keep you from living. So I guess what I'm trying to say is distractions put our busy lives on pause and possibly making things harder to do, that sometimes you just have to put your phone on pause and get things done
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EROD
I felt like shutting my phone would stress me even more but understand the distractions
I learned that life is busy and we hustle and bustle all day long with many interruptions
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Samantha
Well theres that
Instead of relaxing, all i could think about was the email or text I was missing while listening to this. I get the point but I just wanted to relax
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Rye
Distraction
I learned that the mind was built for distractions, and that it’s not a bad thing to have distraction at all during the day; you just have to focus on what you are trying to do and what you’re trying to accomplish, get that motive in your brain and stay productive.
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Yesenia
Stress
I learned that our ancestors used stress in a positive matter rather than as of today we use negatively. Maybe putting my phone on do not disturb but customized would help me keep focus on my deadlines at hand.
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Ashley
Sunday April 28th 5:12pm
I noticed that even though things are around me I can still take the time to focus on mindfulness.
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Marcella
Distractions
I learned that it’s not good for me to constantly be doing multiple things at once. I should take some time and focus on one thing and limit my distractions (like my phone).
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Eli
Digital Distractions VS Productivity
I’m not alone in feeling so overwhelmed and distracted by all the alerts that either have no meaning or misguide my behavior , confuse my intentions, lose track of the present moment and what it truly is. Raising my awareness to these distractions and planning ways to deal with them will help me be live in the now, be productive, and have meaningful social connections. Ironically, limiting notifications and alerts will lead to the ability to take care of what I’m being notified about. Vitality and success rests on habits that are not only healthy but also proactively defend my healthy habits from being derailed and losing myself to a foggy black hole where I cannot even realize who I am and what I am and can be
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A
Find simple ways to focus
The “Do Not Disturb” feature on my phone is an easy way to focus. I need to find the appropriate times to use it. People debate checking email in the morning, but sometimes it helps to know there’s an important meeting that I need to dress for. Ignoring the phone isn’t always good.
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Cindy
I felt that this didn't help because it didn't focus on stress it focused on a specific sceanrio
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Alexandra
I learned nothing
My mind tends to wander no matter what, especially when I’m alone. Therefore, when she was speaking about how people were much more aware of their surroundings back then and comparing it to today, I think of how many things are ruined in today’s society. Although she took her time to speak at a good pace and her voice was calming enough, I still couldn’t truly relax and listen to her.
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Bikki
Distracted
I was reaffirmed in what I already have been learning about distractions. The world today is busy and to be less affected by the stress I need to turn off the distractions. I’m not in the business of saving lives and the world will not end if I don’t reply immediately.
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Kelsey
Distractions
You could focus on better things in life than looking at a phone or a silver screen. There are a lot of good things in life you could focus on instead of drama and screens.
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Tony
Managing disteactions
Distractions are common and unavoidable in everyday life. One has to. E deliberate in managing and minimizing them
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Joanne
I noticed that I welcome distractions as a way to avoid work and stress.
I learned that my doing so just adds to the stress. Avoidance is just makes the work more difficult.
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Nia
Do not disturb
Even when i do turn in my do not disturb function i still forget that i turned it on. And i sometimes get in trouble that i have it on because i might miss an important text from my parents.
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Becky
Marisa Moon
She likes to state the obvious. Explore your phone. You can already set the phone so you don’t get notifications for each app.
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Jennie
Distraction
Take action to control distraction. I need to utilize the Do Not Disturb function on my iPhone and watch. I need complete a task in its entirety before bouncing to another. Stay focus.
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Natasha
Feminders
It’s always good to hear advice about distractions, even if you’ve heard it all before, it really internalizes it to hear it from an impartial stranger.
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Sofia
Take action to control distraction
Going to get proactive about single tasking, turning my do not disturb notification function on my smart phone. And it’s funny because we always value multitasking but in actuality we should start valuing single tasking so that we can become more productive and efficient!
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Sofia
Take action to avoid distraction
I learned that I could be a whole lot more productive and efficient if I place a higher value on single tasking instead of going with the flow and valuing multitasking. I’m going to turn on the do not disturb notification on my smart phone yes even though I know it’s there I always continued to forget about it and now I’m going to be more proactive about remembering to turn it on so that I can just focus.
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Linda
Distraction subsides
This meditation was perfect for me this morning. Even though I know that multitasking results in being less effective in all the tasks, I find myself doing it any way. One day, I decided not to watch tv or listen to a podcast while I was ironing my clothes. I found it very peaceful and actually enjoyed the work.
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Neda
Be here now
I am often multi tasking and distracted. I need to slow down and be more present.
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Tayte
Stress
I learned that you need to take a moment to slow down in the day when you are stressed.
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George
Distractions
I learned that I will appreciate life more when I begin to not allow the little things to distract me
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Rikki
Distractions
I realised that my mind was at too many places at once causing me to be constantly stressing and never performing at my best.
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Matthew
Weird backlash lately
This is multiple Aura sessions lambasting the very devices Aura runs upon. There have likewise been several media stories lately recently excoriating the use of smart phones in day-to-day modern life. Why such vehement sudden backlash against these pocket computers/communication devices? My iPhone has been my lifeline the last several years...it’s my pocket computer, my memory bank, and was my only means of keeping connected to the outside world through my excruciatingly long post-stroke hospitalization. Now, it is my health-care companion. In fact? I think I’ll start calling it Baymax!🤣
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Lucinda
Just leave it
Just leave your phone in a different room. Or leave it in the house and go outside take your shoes off and walk in the grass and spend some time outside in the fresh air away from electronics and chill out. Not enough people enjoy the amazingness that is the earth. You need to take some time out of your week, even 10 minutes out of your entire week and go outside and listen to the birds and the bees, check out some flowers. go to a park and sit down in the grass and feel the wind blowing. turn your phone off or leave it in your bag and put it on vibrate and silent because it has that function for a reason.
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Max
Slow down
Sometimes you need to slow down and take the time to notice details or live in the moment. It’s easy to forget everything when your mind is running. Phones can be a big distraction, so it’s good to take a break every once in a while.
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Susan
Distraction subsides
I really not to work on this. I have saying that I am so unfocused but never considered that was actually just constant interruptions. My phone is on silent but now I need to concentrate on not looking for notifications.
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Lexy
Distractions
Turn on your do not disturb phone button. That way you can get done what you need to without distractions when you need to do it.👍
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KJ
Morning sessions
Mornings are typically very hectic in my home but I have found that if I take just five minutes to breathe and be grateful, I have a better day. Today one of the lessons was about distractions.... it provided a great reminder to remove myself from the constant use of technology throughout the day.
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Salome
Phones
I learned that the phone is not our life, there is so much to do in this world then wasting our times on a screen.
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Zufishan
2nd session
I learned that my time is so much more precious than I let myself think. I ignore myself for other people and I think I need to learn to overcome that
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Rick
Single-Minded Focus
I like the idea of the single-minded awareness of gathering food where predators may be - focused on the task but aware of ones surrounding. That a subtle difference from focused on a task but ready for interruptions.
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Kim
Distracted
This is how I felt when I was at work last night. I felt distracted some how I don’t know why I gotta do much better .
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Alexander
Distractions subsides
as long as we manage our thoughts, we try to focus in a single task, we bring meaning to what we do, having a time for rest and meditation can help. we will do it gradually, learn to let distraction subside, be efficient and self acceptance
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Walter J
Distracting...
This is so unfortunately true... One of the biggest things holding most people back from success is distractions! Phones & computers at work & TV @ home. I think they are excellent tools for the Devil to use to keep us distracted!! The problem with distractions is, it takes 30 sec to 3 minutes to regain concentration to get back to where you were before the interruption. If you check your phone or email every time it “pings” you may literally never Have enough time to concentrate & get your work done. It makes you feel frazzled!! I love the “do not disturb” idea!! Or turn your ringer volume way or off. Or better yet just turn the phones & Tv OFF & get me the outdoors where I can breathe, think & be free to become one with the One. ❤️🍀☮️
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Jeff
Stop multitasking
I learned that when we multitask we distract ourselves and forget where we are with what we’re doing. We also don’t remember what we were doing or learning. So it’s much better to single task and finish his test before you move onto the next. I really need to start doing this!!
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Debb
Do Not Disturb
I love the suggestion of using the “Do Not Disturb” feature on our phones, pre-programming it so you don’t have to remember to turn it on or off.
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Elisabeth
Task mastering vs multitasking
I can easily become distracted by my phone or tablet and I’m not aware how much it impacts me. I will attempt multitasking and I loose valuable moments with my loved ones. Instead, I’m choosing to give myself a little break, let go of the “to do” list. Live in the moment, free from disturbances.
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Fabiola
this is true
What she says it's really true, sometimes we are so attach to our phones or computers that we stract ourselves from what is really important, that is life!
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Corey
Needed This
I’m as guilty as a he next person- probably MORE guilty- of being too hooked on my phone. I also have ADD so additional distractions like my phone make it almost impossible for me to multitask. But I still try to do it! I’m going to try not letting other distractions in while I’m working today. Wish me luck!
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Harper
not what I needed
districtation isn't the cause of my anxiety not really into the hrr brr Thomas Edison was a witch fire is scary
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Michelle
distractions
In this tech heavy world, I find myself glued to my phone. I need to live more in the now and enjoy my time with my child and family. I should make that a new year's resolution.
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Tiffany
Focus
I have know my brain is not good a multitasking. Yet I bring distractions into my life. Before I realize it, I have wasted away a day. I miss deadlines. My dissertation stalls. End my day hoping tomorrow will be different.
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Hannah
Focus
This session was very insightful! I will try using the “Do Not Disturb” function on my phone for sure! And try to multi-task less and single-task more!
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Danny
Phones
My phone is not helping me be more connected. It is distracting me from my environment.
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Ashley
Distractions
Focusing at the task at hand will allow myself to commit to the task and have the best productivity. Stop distracting yourself with texts and instagram and other apps on your phone. They are not the important things that need to get done. You need to redirect your focus to the things that matter most. You got it.
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Xavier
phones
I've learned that while using this I am actually using my phone
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Samantha
Fifth Session
This has to be the silliest thing I’ve ever listened too... skipped through half of it.
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emre
phones
i noticed that my life is more important than my smartphone.
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Ileana
Distractions Subsides
I learned nothing out of the ordinary other than what they were talking about is having common sense; which people nowadays extremely lack.
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Maggie
Meh
The only real suggestion is to use Do Not Disturb on your phone, a practice that I and many people I know already use. Also just uses an oversimplified “cave men didn’t have phones,” to explain the why we’re easily distracted...in no way accounts for the rapid tech evolution of today’s work environments. All in all, not the best.
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Lautaro
i get the difference between what it was having a distraction back then as it is now...
began to pay more attention to the downsides of distractions while trying to get a task done
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Jessica
Distractions are one of my biggest frustrations.
I need to carve out time that is distraction free. The do bot disturb on both of my work phones and closing the door for a period of time is a tactic worth trying. Follow through is also a challenge but with a distraction free environment there are less excuses to finish goals and work projects.
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Shaye
I need this in my life
I literally just started using this function before I started this clip omg😮😮
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Becky
My thoughts 💭
I felt that I had learned something from this session! Which is what I believe it’s supposed to do. Upon trying to share this session it failed 😠😞🤔 I really thought 💭 that it would help this person, but I’m very disappointed ☹️ it wouldn’t send it, bummer.......
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Tony
Ok
I learned a little about how often we are distracted but didn't really explain how to better ourselves with it.
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Susan
Distraction Subsides
This is exactly what I needed to be reminded of.... Not everything is important. Let it all go and focus on what you need to get done
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Yomayra
I love this
I leaned that is really hard to be in this time but,your,stess is coming up
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Kirsten
My phone
I should start focusing on the important tasks in life. My phone sometimes keeps me distracted from the little things and I forget what’s really important
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Katie-Lily
Do Not Disturb 📲
Nearly everything I do/ everywhere I go I have my phone attached to my side. It’s hard to fully get in the flow by pausing to reply to messages. Spending quality time with those I love but my phone takes the QUALITY away. Learn to put my phone on do not disturb or simply leave it behind for a few hours! I’ll get a lot more done with a lot more satisfaction
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Constantina
My day
A long time ago there was a boy i liked but after 7 months i realized he wont give me his attention so i met another guy but he has a girlfriend and he is my best friend
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Natalie
Distractions
Often I feel like I need someone to tell me it is ok to put my phone down. I always feel the guilt of being at everyone’s beck and call. I never want to miss someone needing me.
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Rachel
Need to have the office on as background noise
It doesn’t actually help me. I would benefit more from reading or meditating
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Anuj
Oh it actually brought a new feeling of calm 😌 these 3 mins were worth spending
I learnt that it takes only some mins to bring calm in your life from every stress that been in whole day so have peace have your time for mins
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Malikah
Distracted by memories.
I learned that I can reinforce boundaries in order to control My stress/frustration levels and be more focused.
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Nandi
I felt relaxed after the session.
I learned that it is important for me to be more present and not pay too much attention to my phone.
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Mia
It is what it is
I learned that I order my steps and pray for strength and guidance to do his will. For it is all ready written.
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Tammy
Learning :
I’m going to use the DND feature on my phone during certain times if the day/week.
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Kim
Distraction
I am reminded of the DND features on my phone. This may be worthwhile when planning my work day. Setting DND function for particular blocks of the day to complete tasks.
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Sarah
Thought provoking
Got me thinking about what I want to be doing with my time, good practical advice about the do not disturb option on phone
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Nyrae
Distractions will do you in, in the truest sense
I learned that I should be taking more advantage of my Do Not Disturb setting to reflect on a days work as well expanding my attention span.
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Bry
Distractions
It is difficult for our brains to attend to all of the distractions throughout our day. We must decide what we want to spend our time focusing on.