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3 Techniques to Stay Focused and Productive in Times of Uncertainty

https://www.inc.com/nate-klemp/coronavirus-pandemic-fear-focus-productivity-business.html

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3 Techniques to Stay Focused and Productive in Times of Uncertainty
I haven't slept well the last few nights. Many of my friends, colleagues, and coworkers report the same. We end each day with the news that the stock market is tumbling. The number of coronavirus cases is increasing. The reach of the virus is spreading. And it's creating a kind of preemptive hysteria.

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The Illusion Of Control

The Illusion Of Control

We need to let go of the obsessive tracking of news and unnecessary hoarding of stuff, as these only offer an illusion of control, taking away our peace. 

We cannot manage the complex flow of global events even if we think we can.

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Aware Of The Now

Being in the now, and not letting your mind wander, will ensure we are living life to the fullest, in the present moment. If we keep our minds engrossed in imaginary future scenarios, we would not be able to pay full attention to the needs of the present moment.

Be here now, and feel the sensation of being alive and breathing, ready for what life has for you.

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Accept Reality

Instead of being at war with reality, accept the facts, as your resistance is only providing you with more worry, anxiety, and fear, instead of clarity.

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