Forbes: 10 Strategies For Regaining Focus After A Stressful Situation

Forbes: 10 Strategies For Regaining Focus After A Stressful Situation

10 Strategies For Regaining Focus After A Stressful Situation

Time pressure may cause professionals to work more to accomplish their daily responsibilities. Oftentimes, this means rushing too quickly from task to task.

This can make it especially challenging to be fully present with what we are doing, especially if the previous task was stressful. How do we fully “show up,” then, when the last task is still fresh in our minds? Below, Forbes Coaches Council members explain:

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Choose A Response Time And Stick With It

Determine how much time you will give to an “emotional issue.” This is your response time. When any stressful or emotional situation arises, allow yourself the appropriate processing and human response within your pre-set limit. You stay in control and allow for the needed response mentally and emotionally. Breathe, exhale and move into the next space ready to connect without distraction.

– Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

Forbes: 13 Ways To Overcome Negative Thought Patterns

Forbes: 13 Ways To Overcome Negative Thought Patterns

13 Ways To Overcome Negative Thought Patterns

You view the world through your mental attitude. If that attitude is predominantly negative, it can impact everything, including health, career, family, and more. Furthermore, negative thinking can have a spiraling effect that attracts more negative thinking.

Luckily, we can slowly train ourselves over time on how to think by implementing simple techniques. Below, coaches from Forbes Coaches Council offer their guidance on how to get started.

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Focus On Gratitude

Gratitude is underrated by most but is essential to a happy life. Life doesn’t get easier, but we become stronger as we reframe difficulties by recognizing all of the little good things going on around us. Keep a Good List and refer to it daily. Also, focus on what you really want and be very specific. A focused, positive mind will attract what it is seeking over time.  – Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

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