We all know that the harder we can concentrate on a given task the easier that it becomes. That is why we do our best to focus on our work throughout the day and do the best job possible. But focusing isn’t always the easiest thing to do.
Especially if you have had a bad night sleep, a personal problem weighing on your mind, or the person next to you is rabbiting away about their weekend. But there are some tips and tricks you can employ to ensure you have a laser-like focus at work when it counts. Just reading on to find out what they are.
The number one thing to try on this list, if you want to get more focused at work is meditation. That is because meditating mindfully, not only gives you a break from what you are doing. But it also trains you to see the thoughts you are having not get caught up with them.
This is a very useful tool for focus because you can use it out of a meditative state too. So when a thought comes along, that is distracting you can just acknowledge that is there. Then go back to working on the thing that you are doing.
You can find some short meditations for using at your desk here if you would like to give this a try.
Something else that you can try to help focus your attention is music. This may be something upbeat to keep you happy and motivated while you are working. Or it could be some classical music, which has been shown to increase focus and concentration.
Also, if you work in a busy and noisy environment, it can really help you to focus if you use earphones. As then you get to block everyone else’s conversations out and just get on with what is in front of you.
Of course, this only appropriate in some work environments. As it could be a health and safety risk if you are working with things like heavy machinery or something similar.
Next, why not try allowing yourself some brief distractions to help you focus. While this may sound counterintuitive, in fact, it is not. As it has been proved that we as humans can focus on something, only for a finite amount of time.
Allowing yourself a break to play with a fidget spinner, make a cup of tea, or take a walk around the building can help top up depleted levels of focus. So allowing us to remain on track for the next task.
Lastly, exercise is a wonderful way of helping you stay focused at work.
Not only do you get all the fitness and mood enhancing benefits of a work out, or even just doing some simple stretches at your desk. But you also get a lot of clean, fresh oxygen into your blood. Helping you to stay alert and able to concentrate on the tasks that you are doing.
Something that is only going to help you succeed in your career, and be well regarded by your peers for your attitude and work ethic.