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Ask yourself these four questions when your mind starts to wander

By Fast Company

These are the most common sources of intrusive thoughts, and what you can do to rein them in. The most common way to measure productivity on a daily basis is by how much you can cross off your to-dRead full story

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  • Anxious? Unfulfilled goal? Tired? Distracted by your environment? Any one of these hurts productivity. Here’s what to do if you have one, or all, of them...

  • There are days when I could have used this advice. In fact, my reading this article was one way to,let me wander off course.

  • Reeling in your thoughts when you need to focus can be difficult. I am looking forward to asking myself these four questions next time I struggle with productivity.

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by persistent and excessive worry about a number of different things. I, unfortunately, is one of its victims. I often find myself helplessly engaging in rumination . One of the many coping mechanisms I have applied is the normalization of anxiety

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by persistent and excessive worry about a number of different things. I, unfortunately, is one of its victims. I often find myself helplessly engaging in rumination . One of the many coping mechanisms I have applied is the normalization of anxiety. This may not appeal to everyone as it can lead to both positive and negative reaction. I adopt this technique as a way to reassure myself that everything is okay.

    GAD affects 6.8 million adults, or 3.1% of the U.S. population, in any given year. Women are twice as likely to be affected. The disorder comes on gradually and can begin across the life cycle, though the risk is highest between childhood and middle age. Although the exact cause of GAD is unknown, there is evidence that biological factors, family background, and life experiences, particularly stressful ones, play a role.

  • And don’t turn on the tv and you’ll need to use these less. I cut the cable a few years ago and it was one of the best things possible. TV news is not only bad for your mental health but it makes you less informed than if you hadn’t seen it.

  • Fifth question: Do you hear voices?

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