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How to Train Your Body and Mind to Focus on What Matters

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If you’re going to achieve everything you can, then you need to learn to focus and to stay motivated. It is too easy for us to think of far-reaching goals and to work toward them, only to be distracted by cat videos on YouTube or by cake in the cupboard.

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How To Stay Focused

The problem is that the body is designed to keep us alive first and foremost. The attention network in our brain turns our attention to immediate threats and potential rewards such as food and sweets. It is much more interested in keeping us alive as opposed to helping us write a book or run a business.

So how do you take back control?

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The key is to remind your body why the things you want to do matter and to find the emotional drive that comes from that.

Work is boring and it is hard for the brain to care about. But