I think we can all think of a day in our lives when we just had so much trouble maintaining any sort of focus. For some of us, it happens every single day! No matter what the reasoning is behind your inability to stay focused, there is no doubt that when you’re not focused, you’re not successful.
Don’t fret! I’m going to walk you through my Top 5 Tips to Staying Focused on Your Goal! Let’s do this…
#1 – Do the Most Difficult Task First
The hard tasks that we have to do will not get easier the more we put it off. I always make sure that I attack the most difficult of tasks first before I do anything else.
#2 – Keep the Multitasking to a Minimum
Yes, multitasking may seem like a great skill, and it is, however, it does come with a price. Multitaskers are scientifically proven to have shorter attention spans and a limited memory capacity.
Ouch. As a multitasker myself, this one cut the deepest.
#3 – Take a Break & Re-energize Yourself
Don’t be afraid to take a quick break from whatever task you are doing, especially if you feel that your energy is starting to fade. Go for a walk, eat lunch, refill your water jug, stretch… do anything OTHER THAN work, and I promise that you’ll come back to the task with a renewed sense of focus.
#4 – Get a Good Night’s Sleep
When you don’t sleep, you know what one of the symptoms is? You guessed it: poor concentration. If you’re able to get a good 7-8 hours of sleep every night, your concentration will be top-notch.
#5 – Set Yourself Up for Success
Before you go to bed, or before you leave your desk at the end of the work day, set your next day up for success. When you’re able to make some basic decisions the day before, that’ll be one less thing you’ll have to worry about the day of.
When you’re able to build your mental focus, you will discover that you’re fully capable of accomplishing more than you may realize. By perfecting your concentration, you’ll find yourself enjoying the ability to FINALLY focus on your success, your joy, and your satisfaction.