Natural Focus Techniques to Help You Stay on Task
By Genevieve Cunningham
Losing focus is so frustrating. We need to be able to concentrate in order to go about our day-to-day tasks. And while we generally think about kids not being able to pay attention, adults have a hard time as well. Sometimes focusing is just difficult. If you've found yourself in a bit of a hole when it comes to concentration, take a look at these natural ways to increase your focus and get you back on task.
Take a Nap
Focus is so much more difficult whenever you're tired. Or even worse when you're legitimately fatigued. And what adult isn’t tired almost all of the time? If you need to concentrate, and you just can't seem to make it happen, try taking a small power nap. This will probably be only about 30 minutes, but if fatigue is what's in the way of your focus, then this small power nap may be all it takes to get you right back on track.
Breathe Deep or Meditate
Sometimes all we need in order to concentrate is a little reminder. If you're working and suddenly find that you can't pay attention to what you're doing, try taking three to five long, slow, deep breaths, or you could also meditate. Either of these options allows your mind to stop for a second. They force you to regroup and recenter your thoughts. If all you need is a small break from your focus, then this technique might be enough to rest your brain and get you back on the task at hand.
If your body is uncomfortable or in pain, focus is going to be incredibly difficult to find. If you are working and you cannot get comfortable, reorder your working space. Organize and de-clutter, make sure your clothes are comfortable, and set the temperature of the room to something that works for you. The more comfortable you get, the less distractions you'll have, and the better you'll be able to pay attention.
Focus is hard for everyone at times. We only have limited attention spans, and when that time for paying attention has passed, it's hard to get back on track. Use these tips to improve your concentration and complete any tasks that you have with less distraction and more focus than ever before.
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