4 Ways to Get Out Of A Distraction-Depression Cycle By Sharon Burch, APRN

Some of the most gratifying experiences I have as a health coach are when clients tell me they are more present in their life since they trained themselves to focus. Clients often say they feel less anxious at home and at work because they are using two simple tools: focus periods and polyvagal breathing.

If you are experiencing too many days where the end of the day arrives and you think, ‘Where did the day go? What did I do that mattered?', you’re in good company.

Over time, studies

have consistently shown us that chronic distraction correlates with low morale and depressed spirits, making it harder to focus on the things that mean the most to us. Then when we don’t make necessary progress or have experiences that bring us joy, our languishing deepens, and the distractions, more tempting, continue our downward spiral.

What can we do about this?

Our distraction is not because we are lazy or because we don’t care. We simply need a few effective tools to climb out of the distraction rabbit hole and a gentle approach to learning to use them. You can break the cycle. Here are 4 tools for you to use and share with others.