15 Ways to Stay Focused All Day.
Are you struggling with focus?
Do you feel like your "to do" list is so jammed you don't know where to begin?
Do you find yourself starting a project, then moving on to the next, without completion of the last project?
WELLLLLL..... lets get FOCUSED!
Here are 15 tips to help yourself get focused.
1-Minimize Multitasking- Scientist have found that multitaskers are easily distracted and LESS EFFICIENT at tasks.
2-Meditate-By meditating, you're practicing focus, which studies show helps with concentration in other activities.
3-Exercise regularly- scientist think that regular exercise can help stimulate the release of chemicals in the brain that rewire memory circuits, improving function and enhancing focus capacity.
4-Make a to-do-list-To Do lists help you prioritize and tie up loose ends from unfinished work, which can keep you focused since we tend to remember incomplete more than completed work.
5-Try some Caffeine- Studies show that caffeine may, in moderate doses, help boost focus- particularly in those of us who are fatigued.
6-Take breaks-one study found that taking brief breaks from work can help you stay focused, whereas no break will make you lose focus.
7-Keep work at work-Apart from just giving your brain a break some research suggests that having downtime away from a problem could help you solve it.
8-Train your brain-some studies have found that people who are easily distracted will benefit from "brain training" exercises, like those promoted by Lumosity or Cogmed but the result shave been mixed.
9-Find a quiet place- ambient noise can stimulate the release of the stress hormone cortisol, which can impair brain function and hinder focus.
10-Follow the 20-20-20-rule- after hours at a screen, your eyes get tired and cant focus. Reset them by staring at a distant object at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 seconds.
11-Get a good nights sleep-getting a solid seven to eight hours ahead of a busy workday could be the difference between being frazzled and being laser-focused.
12-Work offline- every time you visit Facebook or check your inbox, experts think a bit of your attention remains with those tasks. So, minimize distractions by working offline sometimes.
13-Establish a favorite focus spot- according to a concept called ego depletion, we have a finite amount of mental energy, so don't waste it on choosing where to work.
14-Devote specific hours to tasks- like picking a consistent focus spot, designating "focus hours" also helps fend off ego depletion.
15- Embrace boredom- if you're used to needing multiple forms of stimulation while relaxing". It may have a negative impact on your ability to focus. Embrace doing nothing for a change.
I hope some of these simple steps help.
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