• Alissa Davis

Creating Better Focus

Updated: Aug 6

When constant distractions surround you, diversions of the modern world can be hard to stay focused on. These diversions are nothing but a click away in our always-connected digital age where we live and work 24/7 with little time off or alone anymore!

Focus is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger and better able to handle whatever life throws at you become!

Can you imagine what it feels like for a sports star to be at the peak of their performance? They have incredible focus and attention, which we all strive for. Now that you know this secret (Better mental preparation), make sure your concentration will get better and how quickly things come together when needed! 

While this is not an easy task, you can make these changes and become healthier for yourself with enough motivation. Here are some quick things to keep in mind when improving your focus.

First, Assess Your Mental Focus- How Good Are you?

To improve your mental focus, you will have to make some changes. You might want to start by assessing just how strong its current level is now before starting on a new path for improvement!

You know you are headed in the right direction if…

  1. You’re a go-getter! You stay on top of things and don’t let anything get in your way. 

  2. You set goals to see where there’s room for improvement easily but then break tasks up into smaller parts when they are completed successfully.

  3. You take short breaks now and again–just five minutes or so during those long drives home from work might do wonders!–before getting right back down the line at all times with what needs to be done next.”

Your focus might need a little help if…

  1. Daydreaming is an essential part of being human. But when your day- dare you to stop thinking about your dreams and focus instead on the task at hand, it can be hard not to lose track or get distracted by other things. 

  2. Can you really focus on all the distractions around you? When we’re deeply engaged in one thing or another, few things can pull us away from what keeps our attention.

  3. You lose track of your progress or forget where you are in a project. 

The first set of statements seems more your style? Great! You’re probably already good at concentrating, but you could stand to sharpen up.

If you find yourself answering “yes” to most of the second statements, it’s time for some self-reflection. Why am I distractible? Having patience with yourself and learning how not to be so easily distracted by other people or events can make all the difference to great mental focus.

Eliminate Distractions

The best way to increase productivity is by eliminating distractions.

While it may sound like common sense, many people underestimate just how many distractions prevent them from concentrating on the task at hand. These distractions can come in different forms, such as a radio blaring or an obnoxious co-worker who constantly drops by your cubicle for chats all day long.

One way to deal with the issue of distractions while working is by setting aside specific time blocks. You can also try going into a peaceful location where you will have peace and quiet, such as either an area at the library that doesn’t contain too many people or even just near home if it’s close enough for walking distance from where ever they are living right now!

Internal distractions are just as dangerous and challenging to avoid. They can range from worry, anxiety, or exhaustion up to poor motivation – these internal factors have a huge impact on your productivity in both professional life AND personal relationships!

To help reduce or eliminate internal distractions, make sure you’re well-rested and use positive thoughts to fight off anxiety. If your mind starts wandering toward distracting thoughts, consciously bring it back onto the task at hand!

Limit Multitasking

The truth is that we’re terrible at multitasking and juggling multiple tasks simultaneously. It takes us far less time to do one thing well than it does several mediocre things poorly, so if you want your work done efficiently, make sure not only are they essential but also targeted towards what’s most pressing in need of attention right now! If your resources are limited, try reaching out for help in unexpected places, like outsourcing. When it comes to improving your mental focus, one of the most important things is learning how best to use what you have available. Stop multitasking and give yourself time for deep consideration on just one thing at once!

Live in the Moment

We all have bad days. It’s a struggle to stay mentally focused when you are constantly thinking about the past or worried about your future, whether it be because of something that happened recently or from an infinite number of things spinning out-of-control in our head as we try and adapt, but there is one way for us get back on track: by focusing solely into now!

The present moment doesn’t just happen by chance–it has been planned with care, so take this advantage while others don’t notice how scatterbrained they seem during moments like these (we’re not perfect after all).

It’s not an easy task to be present. You have probably heard people say that it takes focus and commitment, but you’ll find peace in knowing they were telling the truth because this one thing can make all other things easier on us if we do learn how to engage fully with our lives right now by putting away distractions whether physical or psychological-Mental engagement helps clear up anxiety.

Practice Mindfulness

Creating Better Focus

Mindfulness has been a hot topic recently, and for a good reason. Despite its many health benefits, which are only now starting to be understood by the scientific community- no question that practicing mindfulness can have some major perks in your life!

In one study, researchers had human resources professionals engage in simulations of complex multitasking things that they usually would do every day at work. The tasks required them to complete various responsibilities, including answering phones and scheduling meetings while also having sources pour into their inboxes by phone calls or emails and through text messages. 

Those who practiced and trained in mindfulness found that they could focus and improve the overall results of those 20 minutes.  

There are many available resources on the web on practicing mindfulness, just using simple techniques like breathing and meditation can overall change your entire focus abilities. 

Taking a Short Breaks Throughout the Day

Have you ever tried to focus on the same thing for an extended period of time and found it difficult? After a while, your attention begins to wane – inevitably leading up to an inevitable performance drop. If you are working on a prolonged task, such as preparing your taxes or working on paperwork, be sure to give yourself occasional mental breaks.

Mentally shifting your focus to something unrelated is an excellent way to take care of yourself and maintain mental focus. This could be the difference between success and failure when you need that extra burst for an important task at work or just trying out some new ideas in creativity with no consequences!

Keep Practicing

Building your mental focus is not something that will happen overnight. Even professional athletes require plenty of time and practice to strengthen their concentration skills!

Athletes are constantly training for the big game or performance, but you can train like one too by using simple techniques such as breathing exercises which help prepare you mentally so when the moment arrives, everything else falls away – 

The secret to a happy life is inner peace and mental focus. The more you can control your thoughts, the easier it will be for those around us because they’ll see that there’s nothing but success waiting in store!

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