There are a number of reasons why we sometimes lose focus when trying to accomplished a task. Whether you’re feeling under the weather, stressed, depressed, over worked or on a more positive side, excited about an upcoming event in your life that is taking your mind in other directions. We all feel one or more of these things from time to time causing us to be distracted from the work/task needing to be done. Here is a short list of 5 things you can do to help you stay focused and successfully get the job done in a more time efficient manner.
1. Create a Time Schedule
Planning and executing an actual schedule for the hour, day, week or month you’ve allotted to get the job done serves as a concrete reference for completing the task at hand. Breaking down the time period into smaller portions with goals for each will serve as a reference to keep you focused and help to keep your mind from drifting.
2. Be Realistic in Your Goals
Be realistic about what you can actually accomplish in the time you’ve been given. Thinking you can get a task completed in an unrealistic period of time while motivational for some personality types can serve to be the opposite for others resulting in feelings of frustration and in turn causing unrelated task thoughts to surface. Being aware of your realistic abilities in successfully completing the task in a timely fashion may require delegating portions to others and knowing when asking for help will serve to assist in keeping thoughts of being overwhelmed from entering the picture thus keeping you and maybe the team focused.
3. Create an Environment Conducive to Your Success
The environment you choose to get the job done will affect the speed and success of your task outcome. Creating a work space with less or no noise, visual distractions, limited interruptions, comfortable temperature and tools needed to assist you, all serve to assist with your focus and productivity.
4. Support Your Personal Wellbeing
Feeling tired, hungry, fidgety, overwhelmed and/or not up to par are feelings you should not be experiencing when tasks at hand are requiring your full attention. There are a number of things you can do to help support your physical and mental health thus helping to keep your mind on track in accomplishing your goals. Even if you can’t feel great on every level for whatever reason, make sure you implement and change the things you can to enable those positive focused thought patterns you’re needing at the time. Getting enough sleep, exercise, eating and drinking healthy options and giving yourself permission to deal with unrelated stressful situations at another time of the day are all helpful ways of allowing your mind and body to stay focused.
5. Take Advantage of Helpful Tools
Being privy to and using tools available to assist you with tasks that will make your job easier and more time efficient is key to helping you stay focused. Success in moving forward in completing a task results in feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction serving to motivate one to progress on with more focused attention.
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We hope you find our tips helpful. Let us know if you have other suggestions you would add to the list that you’ve found helpful.