In my job, lately I’ve been having to tell the people all around me ‘no’ more often.
Sometimes a client is on the phone, upset, asking to speak with me. ‘No, please tell them I will call them back right away,’ I’ll say.
Sometimes a co-worker wants to ask me a question. ‘Please give me a few more minutes, and I’ll be right there,’ I’ll say.
Sometimes it’s completely ignoring things, like email, for a whole day. Sometimes it’s politely disengaging and excusing myself from a conversation or meeting.
I don’t know exactly how it is in your job, but I do know this:
If you want to advance your career, single-pointed focus on the objectives that matter the most is key.
Single-pointed focus means that you’ve got to get good at avoiding distractions from the task at hand.
What does this have to do with your health? Everything. Your career is a huge part of your life. So, treat it that way.