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Anxiety is a cause of procrastination. You feel your upcoming work will be difficult, so you find a way to distract yourself.
Sometimes your anxiety stems from the standard you expect from yourself. You need to do a practice test, but you don't feel you've mastered the material. You want to write an essay but have no ideas. A good response is to simply lower your standards for now. Be okay with writing a draft you'll throw away just to get the ideas out. A good first step is just to show up, reminding yourself that giving yourself space to focus is more important than an arbitrary standard.
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The sign needn't be real - signaling to people you're going to do some focused work is enough.
If you have your own room for working, closing a door can serve as a barrier to potential interruptions.
Wearing headphones can block out some of the ambient sounds and create a subtle barrier to being interrupted.
Regular headphones with some sounds playing will also do the trick. But researchers found listening to music with lyrics caused a decline in performance while whit...
We often struggle with internal distractions. We get restless, bored, frustrated, or anxious about the task.
The best way to handle these emotions is to plan what exactly you will work on, how you will work on it, and what steps you will follow
Keep a time log of when you do focused work throughout the day. It makes focus more noteworthy than the feeling of being busy all day.
Writing down the starting time of a deep work session sets the intention to work deeply and makes tracking your hours easier.
Consistently picking the same space for focused work will condition your brain to enter the right state of mind.
You can also pick focused spaces that limit the kind of unfocused work you can do. If you don't need the internet for your task, pick a spot without internet ac...
For any focused work session, we should prevent the distractions we can control.
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Anxiety is the culmination of worry and stress. It is a state of body and mind which is stressed and worried for no apparent reason, like a response to a false alarm.
An anxiety disorder is an acute form of anxiety and a serious medical condition.
How to Handle Anxiety:
It's often a good idea to send your draft material to someone you trust for honest, constructive feedback.
Practice it in front of someone with a good eye and ear for impeccable delivery. Whatever you do, don't become defensive. Throw your ego out the door and apply what you learn.
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