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We have trained ourselves to be continuously distracted and find it's hard to stop doing it.
To get better at concentrating, start small.
If you're distracted because of internal turmoil, be kind to yourself. Remind yourself that's what's going on. Talk about it to someone or just to yourself.
If you do get distracted, notice ...
We need to recondition ourselves to find joy in smaller moments of focused attention.
The reward from focusing our attention is a sense of calm in our mind and body.
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Research indicates our mind wanders 50 percent of our waking hours. Internal and external distractions easily disrupt our attention from the task at hand.
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It’s about paying attention to the present moment with awareness and without emotional reactivity.
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Normally people react with caution and fear towards negative feedback, but it is much better than no feedback at all.
Informing the colleague/subordinate/client/customer or individual about something that is not working, is always beneficial, and builds transparency and trust.
The fundamental goal of giving feedback is to help the person you’re giving it to. They should realize that you are not trying to make them feel bad, and this is an exercise to help make them better.
How it impacts each individual is going to be different so a tailor-made approach is required.
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Listen from a place of curiosity, not generosity. True dialogue does not happen when we pretend to listen, and it certainly cannot happen if we are not listening at all.
If you ev...