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12 Ways To Focus At Work

Bored at workWhether you run your own business or are an employee, these 12 ways to focus at work will definitely help you to step up your game. It’s so easy to lose attention, particularly if you have some form of ADHD. It’s even easier to lose focus if you don’t enjoy the work. If you’re an entrepreneur, if you’re not sold on what you’re doing then you will certainly struggle with focus, as I have found a lot in the past! Whatever your struggle with focus is, check these tips out by Amanda Gardner from Health.com.

12 Ways To Focus At Work


You can improve your focus by tackling the big jobs first and leaving the small stuff till later. Make a list of what tasks are the most important. Your “A List” might include anything with a deadline of today or tomorrow. The “B List” would consist of projects needing to be completed next week, while the “C List” catches loose ends like checking your email.

“If you fail to prioritize tasks, this can lead to organizational and distractibility issues,” says Simon Rego, PsyD, director of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training Program at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

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Out of all 12 ways to focus at work, I’d have to say turning your email client off and removing yourself from all distractions are favourites of mine. It’s amazing how much you get done when you’re not at the mercy to other people seeking your attention. Think of it as being on a leash when you respond immediately to someone seeking your help! A timer is a brilliant way of maintaining your focus and building your focus muscles – especially when you work in chunks of around 50 minutes at a time with 10 minute breaks. Planning your days is so important too – preferably the day before you don’t just attack the day haphazardly.

 

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