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I Can't Think Straight

I Can't Think Straight

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Published by: Yunran on Mar 20, 2010
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Chapter 1
 I Can’t Think Straight!
Finding Focus
 
11 
C
HAPTER
1: I C
AN
T
T
HINK
S
TRAIGHT
!
Your mind is racing at a breakneck speed…changing direction every few seconds.Perhaps you are plagued by phones ringing, kids demanding attention, customer complaints,employee tiffs, or simply too much on your plate. Whatever your situation, it’s as though youneed a traffic controller for your brain. One thought takes off. Another crosses into the samepath. Several others circle in a holding pattern, waiting for permission to land. If only you couldclose your thought-port…just for a few moments. It would give you time to sort things out andsee more clearly what is most important. You’d feel more in synch from the inside out.You can calm mental fireworks by practicing techniques that help you to turn down thenoise, hear your inner voice, release past concerns, and focus on your priorities. Whether you
 
12“shut down” for one minute or ten, you’ll notice the difference. Try two short breaks throughoutthe day, or take one longer break. It’s up to you. Whatever time you can spare will add to yourclarity.Just don’t fall into the trap of postponing your refocusing break until you have more time.No matter how rich or poor, how wise or uninformed, we all have the same 24 hours each day.It’s how we choose to use that time that makes the difference. You can race from activity toactivity without taking a breath, or you can choose to stop all incoming mind traffic long enoughto assess what is best for you next. Imagine what a few minutes of centering might do for you.Lift your mood? Improve productivity? Enhance your creativity? Boost your confidence?When you can’t think straight, it’s time to reset your inner compass. Here are ten quick-lifts to help fine-tune your focus. Some take as little as two minutes; none take more than ten. Asmall investment for clearer direction, don’t you think?
Working with a mind in overdrive is like playing darts blindfolded:a bull’s-eye is unlikely and mistakes can be painful.
- S.W.Z.

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