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Do You Zone-Out 46.9% of the time (at work)?

By: H. Bernard Wechsler | Nov 13 2010 | 879 words | 897 hits

Do You Zone-Out 46.9% of The Time (at your office)?

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Although I am a Contrarian (trained at law school) I have done the research about Mind-Wandering, Day-Dreaming and Zoning-Out. Result: you and I are OOI (Out Of It) a minimum of 30% (at school) to 47% of the time (at your career). Weird.

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Google: the journal Science by Daniel T. Gilbert, Harvard University, Nov. 2010.

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So What

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Mind Wandering is a lack of attention and loss of comprehension. Like being seriously overweight - when I got on the scale I was dumbfounded with the reading.

Who knew? I nonconsciously chose to not weigh myself in two-years. Sigmund Freud would call it my defense mechanism.

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Homo sapiens are masked from noticing the reality of our insistent Daydreaming by

being actively engaged in other distracting activities. Like what? Three-things.

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a) setting long-term goals and evaluating our success and failure.

b) receiving insights and intuitions about our activities.

c) balancing our mind between our conscious and non-conscious information flow, V-A-K ( Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic - feeling ), and focusing on our mind-body connection for healing.

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Blinking

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When you see other people blinking their eyes repetitively, they are shutting out

new information from entering their mind. They are mentally snoozing while you

are explaining. Blinking is a direct result of Mind-Wandering (Day Dreaming and

Zoning-Out). It is a physical wall (barrier) erected between the world and us.

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We are either on-task or OOI (Out Of It) and it involves both your mind and physical body (eyes). Inquiring Minds need to know: we average 15 blinks per minute, one every four-second.

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A blink last one-tenth of a second, while reading a book reduces blinking to 3-5 times per minute. The greater your concentration, the less your eyes blink away.

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Secret of Power Attention (Concentration)

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We call it - Six WHs and One How - Please focus on remembering and using the

following mental-images.

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1. Who? Mentally picture an owl and remember his limited vocabulary.

Associated the wise old owl and the Question - Who?

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2. What? Pick out the word Hat from the question - What? Create a mental

image now. When you see the word What? you mind associates a Hat.

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3. When? Now mentally withdraw the word Hen from the question - When?

From now on always associate a egg-laying hen when you see of hear the word

When?

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4. Where? Just imagine a hare (rabbit) when you see or hear the word Where? Pull it out of the magician's bag - a hare out of Where? Sounds-alike, right?

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5. Why? Let the word so a sound-alike. Why? reminds you of Eye. Why? answers our need for meaning with out all-seeing eye.

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6. Which? automatically creates a mental-image of a Witch riding a broomstick. Witch? is associated with Which?

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7. How? sounds like Cow, right? Do it, don't suppress your 12-year old

inner-child - make a mooing sound. Associate How? with the sound-alike cow.

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So What

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When you ask questions of yourself - it's called Think-ing. Wait. When you

are engaged in thinking - linking your left and right hemispheres, conscious and non-conscious, and reason and emotion, you are planning and evaluating.

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So what's wrong with that? It is not Mind-Wandering, Zoning-Out, and Day Dreaming, right? It is a question of timing. When you Day Dream at the office or in school - you are not on-target with business goals and learning. Day-Dreaming 47% of the time is way, too much.

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Ask the - Six-Wh's and One How questions - and you keep on-track and reduce blinking and Day-Dreaming down to only 10-15% instead of 47%.

Now mentally review and say aloud the visual substitutes for the word

questions. How? is a Cow, Why? is an Eyes, etc.

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A Human Mind

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A human mind (majority) is a Wandering (Day Dreaming, Zoning-Out) mind.

So what? Get this: a wandering mind is an Unhappy mind. When we mind-

wander we are using our Default thinking system. Either concentrate or Day

Dream.

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This losing our place when reading (we Regress 6-7 times per page) causes

a loss of self-esteem, personal confidence and comprehension. When we

Regress we lose attention and concentration our long-term memory loses track

our the meaning we take from what we read. Learning is affected negatively.

"Our mental lives are pervaded to remarkable degree, to not being present."

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Happiness

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Humans are happiest during these three activities:

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1. Making love - we are really present.

2. Active exercising.

3. Engaging in pleasant conversations.

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We are least happy doing these three things, sorry but it is a scientific fact -

when we are Working, Resting, and or on the Computer. If it feels like Work,

we take it as being controlled by others, and we hate that feeling.

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The greater percentage of Mind-Wandering, the less happiness we bring into

our lives. We are hardwired to being-present, and not having a competition

between switch back and forth from being in-the-moment and day-dreaming.

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Endwords

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Our goal is to pay attention, concentrate on being in the here-and-now, and

quickly becoming aware of our mind-wandering. Once you are aware you are

day-dreaming, you can start asking yourself questions, and get back on track.

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Remember: mind-wandering is a major cause of our unhappiness. It is

something you can physically and mentally do something about it. Start now.

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Last point: you are wasting a couple of hours daily by reading and learning

like a snail. Speed Reading can eliminate Subvocalization (hearing each word

you read in-your-mind) and Regression - losing your place on the page and

loss of concentration, both required for effective long-term memory.

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Contact us for a free, no-strings-attached, How-To report on speed reading


About author:
Author of Speed Reading For Professionals, published by Barron's. Business partner of Evelyn Wood (1907-1995) creator of speed reading. Graduated 2-million, including the White House staffs of four U.S. Presidents: Kennedy-Johnson-Nixon-Carter.
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