It can be tricky to sit down and get work done. Especially if you are being bothered by your kids! Unfortunately, deadlines don’t care about kids, so what is one to do? Use these tips and tricks to help with your concentration, of course!
Tips And Tricks To Help With Concentration
Assess Your Mental Focus
It’s nearly impossible to make any changes regarding your mental health without first evaluating where you are at. Ask yourself a few questions like: Is it easy for me to stay alert? Or do I take enough short breaks? If the answers are yes, you probably have pretty good focus. If you answered “no,” there are a few things you can do. Find more concentration tips below!
Focus On One Thing At A Time
It’s no secret that if you focus on one task at a time, you’ll be able to finish it quicker, and probably better than you would have before. Create a to-do list, filled with each task you need to tackle, don’t move onto the next task without completing the first one! You’ll feel a lot less drained at work, and your quality of work will probably improve dramatically!
Get Rid Of Distractions
Even the kiddos. Okay, well don’t get rid of them, just send them to grandmas for the afternoon! Even though we love them, kids can be pretty distracting and can take away from your productivity, just like your cell phone can! To be truly productive, rid your workspace of all distractions before diving in. Put your phone on silent, turn down the music, or do whatever else it takes to keep you productive and in the moment.
Be More Mindful
Being more mindful will help you clear your head and stay stress-free amongst the craziness of life. Try meditation or yoga to keep your head clear and stress-free. Both of these exercises can help improve your health in a myriad of ways!
Take Short, Frequent Breaks
It can be hard to plow through four hours of work without quick breaks here and there, as I think it gets harder to focus as time passes. Give yourself a mental break every hour by getting up and moving around for five minutes. Take a bathroom break, refill your cup of coffee, whatever! Just make sure you take a break, you’ll notice a difference in your concentration almost immediately!