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10 Ways to Find Your Focus When You're Stressed Out

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How do you focus when you’re stressed? The truth is, you don’t. You know what anxiety is like: Your mind can’t stick to any one topic for more than a few seconds.

You shift restlessly, as if settling your body might also settle your thoughts. Stress short-circuits the mind in all sorts of ways.

Before you can learn how to focus when stressed, you need to understand what’s going on in your brain. When you experience stress — whether the cause is a tiger chasing you or a snarky comment by a co-worker — a chain reaction happens in your brain.

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