Get Razor Sharp Concentration With These Helpful Tips
One of the aspects that separate successful individuals from average individuals is concentration. Successful people have learned how to have amazing concentration skills that allow them to get more things done in a more efficient manner. Anyone can improve their concentration and productivity; it just takes a little training.
Cut the Distractions: It can be hard to keep your concentration when your smartphone or computer is alerting you of a new item of few seconds. Kill all distractions and excess noises. If you work in a noisy environment, try sound-blocking earphones. Equip your computer with certain site blockers so that you do not waste precious time and energy on social media sites.
Clarify Goals: Take a few minutes before each project to clarify what the end result is. Have a structure in your head or written down on paper so that you know where the project is going. This will keep you on task, help you to be more efficient with your time, and it can help you avoid redoing work due to vagueness or lack of direction.
Divide Big Tasks: Big tasks can take up your entire day, and they still can go unfinished for weeks on end. Divide up the big tasks into smaller portions so that you know you are accomplishing work. The smaller tasks are easier to finish and will also help you stay focused on the project.
Get Healthy: You may not want to hear this, but your fast-food burger and soda are not going to help you concentrate on your tasks. Instead, you need to eat healthier to help your body and mind function optimally. Make sure you are getting a lot of protein with each meal. For example, a powerful, concentrating breakfast would include several fried eggs in real butter with a cup of coffee with cream (no sugar), one piece of dry toast, and a cup of berries. Notice how this meal is a good balance of fat, protein, and carbohydrates without overloading your body with unnecessary processed foods and sugars. It is also crucial to keep up your intake of water throughout the day for the best concentration. Before you reach for another cup of coffee or energy drink, try drinking a glass of water first.
Were you able to concentrate on this whole article? Good! It is hard to train yourself to concentrate, but it is essential if you want to be successful in the workplace and in your personal life. Figure out what works best for your concentration levels, whether it be a certain hour of the day or having complete isolation for three hours a day. Knowing how to thrive in your concentration will skyrocket your productivity.
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