How to focus on work when you’re distracted by a world in crisis

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If you feel like you are losing your days to doomscrolling, the normal advice to regain focus probably isn’t working. Here’s what will. At Fast Company we’ve been writing about how to beat distractions and find more focus at work for years—we’ve even covered the topics on this podcast before. But right now, all of the normal advice feels less practical. Between the stress and worry that has accompanied the pandemic and economic crisis coupled with the tumultuous presidential election, staying focused can feel impossible. Read Full Story

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Try this psychological trick to ‘hack’ your focus and motivation

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Self-efficacy is one of those concepts that feels like it should be more complex than it is. But really, all we’re talking about is bringing more intention into your work and life. What’s the first thing you blame when you can’t focus? Emails and chat messages blowing up your laptop? Distractions and interruptions that won’t leave you alone? The irresistible pull of Twitter? Read Full Story

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