Lost Your Focus? 3 Tips to Get It Back
By Genevieve Cunningham
Everyone loses focus from time to time. Maybe you just can't get through a project at work. Maybe you can't seem to focus through your workout. Or maybe it's something as simple as forgetting why you walked into a room. Any of these sound familiar? Lack of focus happens. But if it happens all the time, you need to take action. You don't have to suffer through daily life without focus. You can get it back! If you need help regaining a little focus, take a look at these three tips to try today.
Create a Trigger
Habits change everything. If you want to regain your focus, consider creating a habit. When you feel your focus wander, maybe you immediately get up and stretch. Maybe you stop and read an article on something you enjoy. Maybe you do exactly three minutes of meditation. Whatever you choose to do, it can become a trigger of sorts. When you do this activity, you immediately resume the task at hand. Eventually, doing the activity will lead to a boost in focus no matter the circumstances surrounding it.
Move Your Body
Sometimes getting your focus back requires physical movement. If you're stuck, get up. Walk around your house or your office. Do five squats and five jumping jacks. This can get your blood moving and also reset your mind. Once you've moved around a bit, sit back down and try again. This may be all it takes to get your focus back on track.
Improve Your Sleep
If you're not getting enough sleep, you're not going to be able to focus. It might be really beneficial to focus on your sleeping habits. Make sure you're following a bedtime and getting comfortable at night. Make sure your pillow and mattress are supportive. The better your sleep, the easier it's going to be to focus during the day. This approach might take some time to see results, but since you'll be solving the problem from the source, it may be the approach you need for long-term success.
It's all too easy to lose focus. And regaining your focus isn't a walk in the park. But it's definitely possible. Use these tips to keep your focus on track, and you may find each day a little easier and a little more productive moving forward.
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