- Organize your workstation
Our brains get immediately influenced by the environment we are in. So if your workspace looks like it has been hit by a storm then that is exactly how you’ll be feeling, when near this space – distressed, distracted or uncomfortable.
Organizing your workspace a little can have a huge impact on keeping your focus intact and increasing your productivity. Happy Ho organizes best Meditation and Tarot classes in Noida and Delhi NCR area in India.
If we do not have a priority list set for the day at work, then our monkey mind is more likely to chain itself to the first thing it finds. So it’s always advisable to make a task list (as per the importance of the concerned task) right in the start of the day. The list will help bring back your attention to more important tasks if you happen to switch to the less important ones. The list also helps you address the more stressful tasks right at the start, so that you feel eased out later in the day.
- Identify your flow
All of us are very different from each other. Some of us like to stay focused on a task till we get it done, irrespective of how much time it takes for us to finish it. Others might like to work for shorter periods and with breaks in between. It is always better to identify what works for us and then play it to our strength.
- Take short breaks
When you find yourself not being able to pay any more attention to a task and zoning out as a result, take a break! Grab a bite of a cookie or go for a little walk or listen to some instrumental music. Sitting at your desk for long hours can cause back pain and staring at the screen can cause headaches. Our brains are designed to be attentive for shorter spans of time and so we must always take a break to recharge ourselves!
- Keep that phone inside
As much as you’d like to pay attention to your Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp and run to your phone at the sound of each beep, you’ll have to stop spiralling into the realm of such attention sucking apps if you wish to stay focused at work.
It’s understandable if you are using your cell phone during business hours occasionally but if done more than that, it could become a big distraction.
Think of your attention like money. You have only a certain amount of it per day and you must budget it appropriately in order to get the desired results. So if you budget your attention towards the mess on your table or the texts pinging on your phone, you and I know how much desired results you’ll end up achieving because of the same. So make sure you treat your attention right.
Also staying focused is like doing mathematics. At first, it seems extremely tough but as you practice it, understand its nuances, you’ll get to the desired spot.