Have you ever logged into your computer and just sat there because you couldn’t focus? Or do you find yourself drifting off to LaLa land? Maybe it’s because you’re overwhelmed with the millions of emails you still have to apply to, or is there an exciting story or social media that has you distracted? There can be countless reasons on why you may not be able to focus so I’m going to share with you a few tips that will help.
Create an action plan
When you create a plan of action for each day of the week, it will help with eliminating the stress of what you should be working on when you can’t focus. I would recommend setting aside at least 30 minutes in the morning and at the end of the day to make a list or update a current list of what you need to focus on for that day or the next day! I’ve been doing this personally for the last 5 years, and it’s a great way to take control of your day and week!
Block Off Time
Now that you’ve created an action plan, it’s time to add those items to your calendar. When it comes to scheduling task or projects on your calendar, pick times that would make the most sense for those tasks. For example, if you’re not a morning person maybe don’t schedule calls until the afternoon… and all your co-workers will thank you! Lol…
Also; don’t forget to block off time to take mini breaks! Taking mini-breaks throughout the day will help with the brain fog that can set in when working on a task for prolonged periods. Also; it’s a good idea to give your eyes a break from staring at the computer screen.
Get into your zone… with music!
There’s power in music where it can switch your mood and give you a boost of energy! So create that playlist that will help you with powering through your task. I’m currently listening to music as I write this blog and swaying back and forth… Music is a great way to help refocus!
Which tip are you currently doing or will you implement this week?
For more tips on managing distractions… Check out the link to Youtube Video “Stop calling me at work – Managing Distractions”.