Train Your Focus

  • By Mimi Winsberg
  • Published Mar 14, 2014
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3. Find open awareness.

Another kind of focus achieved through meditation is referred to as open awareness. The brain circuitry for managing attention and open awareness is the same circuitry we use for managing distressing emotions. Bringing your mind back to a state of open awareness as other thoughts intrude trains your brain to ignore negative cues and setbacks that can occur while racing. Start with five minutes of meditation a day and build from there.

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