Tame your frenzy
Tame emotional frenzy by exercising, meditating, and sleeping well. Notice your negative emotional patterns. Does a co-workers’ quirk annoy you? Take a few breaths and let go of the irritation.
Apply the brakes
Use the ABC method as your brain’s brake pedal to prevent distractions from hijacking your focus:
- Become Aware of your options: you can stop what you are doing and address the distraction, or you can let it go.
- Breathe deeply and consider your options.
- Then Choose thoughtfully: Stop? or Go?
Before you go to a new task, shift your focus from your mind to your body. Go for a walk, climb stairs, do some deep breathing or stretches. Sometimes new ideas emerge during physical breaks.
Source: Business Week