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A simple acknowledgement of the trigger sensation in our minds can be the first step to be aware and in control of the internal triggers.
Put your mind at ease by burying all the triggers that hijack your attention and keep you away from concentrating on your work.
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Look for the discomfort that comes before the distraction.
Focus on the internal trigger that precedes the unwanted behavior, like feeling anxious, having a craving, feeling restless, or thinking you are incompetent.
Write down the trigger, the time of day, what you were doing, and how you felt when you noticed the internal trigger that led to the distracting behavior.
The better we are at noticing the behavior, the better we’ll be at managing it over time.