Do you have problems focusing at work on the task at hand? Maybe like me, you get distracted quite easily doing just about anything. Remember Doug the Dog from the movie ‘Up?’ ‘Oh look, a squirrel!’ That’s me, or it can be, and challenging days can even make it harder for anyone to focus on work or responsibilities.
Life isn’t easy. And as I described, even when it is going quite well, this fast-paced world we live in full of screens does not do anything to help foster focus in the world. We have increasingly shorter attention spans, and we can get what we need faster by the day. Yet it doesn’t always feel like that?
What can we do to improve focus? To address the issue at hand, it’s important to strip it down and identify certain key lifestyle changes that can be a great start. For example, unwinding for a while can really help.
We get our rest each and every day through sleep, but moving at the speed of light throughout the day can be a little exhausting. Therefore, not only unwinding, in general, is important, but taking short breaks is a good key point to make as well.
Did you know that your diet can play a part? That is certainly true, and each aspect of your lifestyle can come into play. In fact, it’s a good idea in general to assess your mental focus and what areas need improvement. Each person is an individual and self-evaluation and examination is necessary.
If you are like me, you can catch yourself daydreaming often. That is one individual trigger or factor pertaining to my own lack of focus. Addressing areas for my own improvement would be necessary when evaluating what changes I would personally need to make.
They tell you to improve focus, it is important to start trying to focus on one thing at a time. That is definitely not my signature style. I often multi-task, and that is more and more the norm these days for most everyone. We have so many things to pay attention to at once.
I remember a day when after midnight, you didn’t have a screen to look at because television would go off the air. Of course, during those days, I wasn’t even up after midnight. The point is there are quite a few distractions, and minimizing them is key to helping improve your focus, too.