Staying focused throughout the day can be hard. There are some things you can do and some tools you can utilize that will make it easier to concentrate and get things done. Here are five tools that will keep you focused throughout your busy day.
Plans, Lists, And Outlines
One of the best tools to help you stay focused is a piece of paper and a pen. Use this to make sure you stay on track and always know what you should be working on. Make plans, draw up outlines and work with lists. A Daily to-do list or a checklist for a particular project can be a great tool to help you stay productive and focused throughout the day.
Timers and Deadlines
Work will expand to fill the time you allow it. Because of that, it’s important to set deadlines. Figure out how long it should take you to do a particular task or even an entire project, and come up with some deadlines for yourself.
A kitchen timer or a countdown timer on your phone can also be very helpful. Set it for 30 to 45 minutes and get to work. When the timer goes off, get up, move around, give yourself a short little break and then sit down for another focused session of timed work.
It may be weird at first glance to think of exercise as a tool to help you focus, but it can make a big difference. Not only does it give you a bit of a mental break and is just overall healthy and good for you but, a little bit of exercising throughout your workday also gets the blood flowing, makes you breath harder, and as a result, gets more oxygen into your system.
The next time you feel stuck, or unproductive, get up and move around. Do a few sit-ups, or take a quick walk on your lunch break. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how much of a difference it can make.
Clean Food and Plenty Of Water
What you eat is just as important. Eat a healthy diet and fuel your body with good, clean food. Don’t overdo it at lunch. You don’t want your body to be so busy digesting that big plate of pasta that you feel like you need an afternoon nap. Eat a healthy breakfast, keep it light at lunchtime, and then enjoy your dinner.
Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day. Dehydration can cause headaches and keep you unfocused for hours on end.
Rest and Sleep
Last but not least, make sure you get plenty of sleep and enough rest and relaxation. You can’t stay 100% focused all the time. Give your brain a rest, do something relaxing you enjoy doing and of course get a good 8 hours of sleep at night. This will help you stay focused when it’s time to buckle down and get work done in a sustainable way.
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