Ever have one of those days where you feel frazzled and distracted? You know, when it’s hard to buckle down and get anything done even though it’s crucial that you do?
On those days, you find yourself muttering over and over that you seriously need to concentrate. You glance at the clock and see it morphing into a ticking time bomb.
Ticking time bombs are inherently motivational. Witness the all the movies and TV shows that use ticking time bombs to ramp up the hero’s adrenaline and focus while he or she saves the day.
But movie and TV show heroes don’t have to face overloaded inboxes, chatty coworkers that won’t go away, or overwhelming impulses to look up details on the Internet, like exactly how many countries are in Africa.
You, however, do.
If you’re like me, on those days the only thing you feel you’re successful at is avoiding real work and stressing yourself out as a result.
When you’re in this situation, you need a solution. Here are two proven choices.
Option 1: Hire a Professional Meanie
A Professional Meanie is schooled in, shall we say, a disciplinary approach sure to keep you on task.
If you have any doubts about the effectiveness of hiring a Professional Meanie, just take a look at the guy in the picture. He’s an expert in helping people like just like you. Imagine how very upset he would be if your work didn’t get done on time.
Of course, it may be harder for you to stay relaxed with this sort of ill-tempered, sweaty “help” breathing loudly down your neck and secretly hoping you mess up. That’s why you just might want to try….
Option 2: Do Tai Chi
Practicing tai chi increases mental clarity and relaxation. Yes, you can use tai chi to help you zero in on your work and hold down your blood pressure down!
What’s more, the tai chi approach is less expensive (meaning, FREE, as you’ll soon see) and quicker (as you’ll soon see) than hiring a Professional Meanie.
Created on exclusively for you is the video below, “Tai Chi Secret: Increase Mental Clarity + Relaxation,” which is both free and quick. In less than three minutes, you’ll learn an easy tai chi flow that will help you focus and reduce stress.
Use this tai chi flow anytime, but especially when you find yourself frazzled or distracted. Then zero in on your work and get it done.
P.S. What do you say we get our Professional Meanie to do some tai chi?
P.P.S. Too busy to watch the video? Shocking! Okay then, take 30 seconds to do some slow and mindful belly breathing instead.
What is your top way to get focused or relaxed? I want to hear from you, so leave a comment below.