Hello and welcome to my LinkedIn newsletter! This week’s edition of the newsletter is on improving your focus. There are so many distractions in the world and you need to find ways to keep your focus. Increasing your focus will help you be more successful in life and in work. Take time to implement one of the 3 ways and see how your focus will improve. You are an incredible professional and human being and I am glad I can be of service.
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Is being unfocused affecting your work and life? Understandably, it’s not easy to stay focused in a high-octane working environment and with a demanding personal life. You want to achieve your long-term goals, but that seems very difficult without an extremely sharp focus. However, it’s possible to improve your focus against the backdrop of life’s burdens!
3 Ways You Can Increase Focus in Both Work and Personal Life
Here are 3 ways to upgrade your focus.
1. Begin every morning with some exercise
It is amazing what exercise can do for your focus. It is not necessary to spend half your day at the gym. All you need is 20 minutes of exercise every morning to get your blood flowing. Sports, swimming, and running are great ways to start the day!
So why are blood flow and exercise essential for your focus and attention? They have a profound effect on your brain’s norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin levels, which are responsible for that focus. Starting your day with some exercise will elevate them and your focus will be increased throughout the day.
2. Prioritize your tasks and eliminate distractions
There are always obstacles in your work and energy that can sabotage the way you carry out tasks by distracting your focus. Minimizing your distractions while performing your tasks is one of the keys to increasing focus in your personal and professional life. Keep working at it you can do it.
There are ways to prioritize your tasks and eliminate distractions. Those include writing down what you need to accomplish daily to have a solid reference. In addition, determine what distracts you most and distance yourself from it when you need to address your written tasks. The smartphone, for example, is a significant distraction in work and life. Put it away somewhere until you are done with what you need to do.
3. Create small, daily goals for yourself
You can increase your focus in work and life by creating small, achievable goals for yourself. Accomplishing something that is easy increases your attention so that you can focus on your long-term goals. One is prone to lose focus if something seems unachievable or if the desired result is somewhere in the far future.
Achievement of these goals also triggers dopamine in the brain, which we have already mentioned can enhance your focus in work and other aspects of life. These small goals can be as simple as washing dishes, taking out the trash, or organizing your desk. Even the most minor plans can help increase your focus remarkably!
Using These Methods Can Result in a More Focused Mindset
It is not always easy to focus, considering our ‘always on’ working and personal lives. However, practicing the habits above can have a more holistic impact on increasing your focus. More focus in your life will help you achieve your long-term goals more effectively. Give them a try and see how they work for you!
Have an incredible day!