Focus: you have it, or you don’t.
We live in a fast paced world where too many distractions are becoming common excuses to lose our focus. The act of looking at one’s phone is enough distraction that could last for hours if we are not careful.
Without focus, it is difficult to get things done or do something well, and it affects our performance. Not only that, but it also wastes our time. Here’s what you can do to help you focus more moving forward:
You should avoid multi tasking
You get a lot of things done when you multitask, but the question is, are they done according to your standards or merely because they needed to be done. The key is not to multi task. Attack each task with focus, starting from the most urgent and then move on to the next after. This way, you will eliminate mistakes, and you will not miss anything. You will also do a stellar job!
Eliminate unnecessary interruption
We cannot avoid interruption sometimes, especially when something urgent comes up but we can definitely make do without self-interruption. Don’t check your phone and don’t check your email while you have tasks yet to be done. Remember, a 5-minute time spent checking your email or your social media account becomes 20 or 30 minutes, a time you cannot get back. There is enough time to do it once you have accomplished your to-do list.
Manage your stress well
There is probably no correct way to handle stress well in your book, but you can always try. For one, don’t think about what is stressing you too much. Let things be and compose yourself. Think positive thoughts and devote your energy to do what needs to be done. The thing you are stressing over will be fixed or go away on its own time.
Your desk is full of clutter
No one can work in peace when a desk is messy, and things are all over the place. Make sure to declutter before you head home, so you don’t have to worry about it when you report to work the next day. The only thing you need to think about is getting things done as efficiently as possible and get them done with full focus and concentration.
We hope this helps! Do you have any other tips on how to focus that you would like to share with us? Let us know in the comments.