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How To Control Your Attention When You’re Feeling Anxious

Controlling Attention When Anxious

Controlling Attention When Anxious

2020 is rocky, with a health crisis, an economic crisis, and a social crisis all at the same time. This, coupled with our already complex lives has made us anxious and unable to deal with the information overload.

Controlling our attention is the key to get over this type of anxiety, where the outside world just isn’t helping.

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Controlling Attention When Anxious

2020 is rocky, with a health crisis, an economic crisis, and a social crisis all at the same time. This, coupled with our already complex lives has made us anxious and unable to deal with the information overload.

Controlling our attention is the key to get over this type of anxiety, where the outside world just isn’t helping.

Fear In Fear Out

According to Darren Hardy, author of The Power Of Compounding, our consumption of content the whole day (fear-inducing and fear-based news) hypnotises us negatively and impacts our output. What is put in us is what goes out of us.

Do not rely on only mainstream organizations and try to get your news from individuals and multiple sources.

Action, Not Words

Doing the right thing, no matter how unpopular, shows your commitment towards what really matters.

Moreover, it is a human flaw to pay more attention to what people are saying, rather than what is being done. Action speaks louder than hollow words.

Be Nice

As simple as it seems, being genuinely nice to others helps reduce anxiety.

Our attention gets divided and clouded when we are pissed off, attracting further negative emotions out of nowhere. Avoid that attraction by being nice to others.

Small Missteps

We need to get a grip on ourselves.

The occasional binging on Netflix, or the cheat meal, does not hurt, but it would if it is done regularly. One misstep, if it starts snowballing into several missteps, would make us lose our momentum, and it takes a lot of energy and focus to rebuild the same.

Attention Is Everything

Managing your attention may be the most important thing you do. Through your attention, you control your mind and through that, your entire life. It starts with managing your mind’s input, where you can be a gatekeeper.

You are in control of your mind, the most important tool at your disposal

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Attention Management

It's is the practice of controlling distractions, being present in the moment, finding flow, and maximizing focus, so you can create a life of choice, around things that are important to you.

It is the ability to recognize when your attention is being stolen (or has the potential to be stolen) and to instead keep it focused on the activities you choose. 

Choosing What You Attend To

Attention management offers a deliberate approach that puts you back in control, by managing both external and internal factors.

Practicing attention management means fighting back against the distractions and creating opportunities throughout your day to support your priorities. 

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Shape your perspective

Instead of focussing on the negatives in the situation, deliberately discover what is still going right. 

In choosing your perspective you are keeping the problem from consuming you.

Be solution-focused

Break the problems into workable pieces. Ask yourself how you can manage each piece.

Find opportunities

Every crisis presents opportunities for growth. Think how someone else you admire might handle the situation.

How can your crises shape you for the better?

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