May 16, 2014 8:45 AM
Alicia Duplessis Jasmin
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Do the impossible. People focus most intently when they take on a challenge or when they are working in an area where they are skilled but stretched. Often, what seemed impossible becomes possible.
Trust your way. We all have our routines and individualized process for producing our best work. Trust yours. When you don’t know your process, allow your subconscious to enter. It will guide you to unexpected solutions. Don’t work against your grain, but with it.Take a break. When you start to glaze over or feel frantic, stop what you are doing, stand up, walk around, get a glass of water and stretch. Just 60 seconds of these activities can do the trick.
T.I.O. Turn it off. Turn off your electronic devices during periods of your day when you want uninterrupted time to focus.Ask for help. It isn't a sign of weakness to ask for help when you hit a snag. Just the opposite. It is a sign of strength, and can get you out of a confused place and back on track.
Hallowell’s tips originally appeared in his monthly newsletter.
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