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This Is How To Resist Distraction: 4 Secrets To Remarkable Focus - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Resist distraction and be less reactive:

  • Control your context: You can’t react to what’s not there.
  • Stay calm: Stress and reacting leads to dumb behavior.
  • Think about your goals: Get Stoicism, mindfulness and dopamine on your side.
  • Make a deliberate decision: When you do, your brain is better able to resist no-no’s.

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