Let's Get Links: This Week's Top 5

 

An Addict's Guide to Overcoming the Distraction Habit— This is exactly perfect for my focus on mindfulness this month. It's so true that distraction often comes from a fear of failure— the kind that may happen when you actually focus on your goals instead of biding your time. I love the list of ways to make your day more focused and his emphasis on considering what's important. ["What are the most important things in your life? Pick 3-4, or 5 at the most. How much of your time is devoted to these things? Can you cut out other things to focus on these?"] If you're committing to mindfulness this month too, this article is a must-read for added inspiration. 

How to Uni-Task to Meet Your Goals— More good inspiration to be mindful. This talks about the harms and realities of multi-tasking. Spoiler alert: we can't really multi-task anyway. Our brains just don't do it that well. Even if we think we're giving two things attention at once, we're doing a poor job focusing on one or both of those things. 

30 Books To Read This Spring— I love a good, thorough book list. Especially looking forward to The First Bad Man by Miranda July, The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty (because our society's standards of beauty need helpful critics), and God Help the Child… because if Toni Morrison writes a book, I am so there. 

Emma Watson: Why gender equality isn't just about women— Emma Watson is having a conversation about #HeForShe and why we should look at gender on a spectrum, not as a set of opposing qualities, tomorrow [3/8]. You can follow it live on Facebook! 

30 Books By Women To Read During Women’s History Month— Even more reading inspiration from Refinery29! Beloved by Toni Morrison and The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood are two of my favorites form this list.