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Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

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Do you have a hard time focusing? Do your eyes glaze over when working, or do you find yourself drifting off into dreamland during an important meeting?

Focus can be paramount to our career success. Allowing our focus to frequently get hijacked can lead to being forgetful, frustrating our colleagues, and falling behind in our duties. But there are things we can do to help break this cycle.Emotional intelligence, in particular self-awareness and self-management, are a big part of how we fix focus issues. The first step is to examine your feelings. When do you lose focus? Is it when you’re tired, hungry, or anxious?Once you know this, you can make better, informed decisions that keep you focused and on track with your goals, such as sleep practices, mindfulness, and digital detox. Read this article to learn more about these methods.

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