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Synchronize Through Single-Tasking

A focused woman is studying in a library.

How can you stay brain-healthy while at work?

Focus on one task at a time to improve brain synchrony. Break down jobs into 15- or 20-minute chunks, and slowly increase your time until you can focus for 40 minutes without interruption.


"Cells that fire together wire together." The Hebbian learning rule observes that when neural pathways repeatedly and persistently activate together, memories and associations forge. Brain plasticity "wires together" synapses based upon how we focus our attention.


  • Start small, and gradually build strength.
  • Silence technology and eliminate other distractors.
  • Take brain breaks in between chunks of time spent single tasking.
  • Appreciate your ongoing efforts to increase mindful focus and attention.

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