6 Tips for Staying Focused During Stressful Times

Ahmad Aloun
2 min readJul 13, 2021


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Stress is a great excuse not to be focused. Easy said than done.

Stress can keep you away from your work, commitments, and dreams…

Stress can really affect your mental state.

That is true, but keep in mind that there are some things in our lives that you cannot just change, so…

Stress is not going anywhere, and it's with us…

Stress is not something that you can take for granted…

So, deal with it and don’t fall into the trap of excuses. Always believe that you are in better shape than many other people. You are gifted and have to move on to achieve your dreams. Don’t hold yourself down.

Stress can become a disease, and there are two kinds of stress¹:

  • Acute stress: this is short-term stress and can be dealt with, and it goes away quickly. Many people have dealt with acute stress in their daily lives — examples like fighting with a partner, a hard time at the office, exams, etc.
  • Chronic stress: this is long-term stress and is usually harder to overcome. Chronic stress can happen to you at any point in your life—examples like an unhappy marriage, carrier issues, money problems, etc.

So, How Can You Manage Your Stress?

There are many ways to manage your stress, and you can easily get over it if you keep your mind clear of stressful situations and environments. Here are a couple of things to help you fight stress:

  1. Meditate.
  2. Know that it will not go away on its own.
  3. Keep your place/desk organized.
  4. Spend more time doing what your love.
  5. Spend less time on your phone or Tv.
  6. Socialize and talk to people.
  7. Get enough sleep.
  8. Exercise.

How Can You Stay Focused When You Need It?

When you are working or studying, you need to stay focused. There are many techniques that you can use to stay focused when you need it the most:

  1. Work in a quiet place.
  2. Listen to music or use an app like Calm.
  3. Drink something you enjoy — coffee, tea, water.
  4. Silent your phone and keep away any distractions.
  5. Use the 6010 method — explained in this article.
  6. Take a nap or sleep well before working.

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Have a lovely day!
— Ahmad Aloun

[1]: Stress and your health,



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