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Center for Healthy Minds

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The average adult spends 47 percent of his/her waking time not paying attention, and when we’re not paying attention, we’re less happy.

The good news is, attention is a trainable skill and can be fostered through simple practices, such as breath-counting. Shilagh Mirgain, friend of the Center and clinical psychologist at UW Health, discusses how to strengthen your ability to focus.