Distractions are part of everyday life. We all put up with them when we want to get things done. But studies have proven that a lack of focus is what keeps us from being as productive as we want. So what can we do? Well, we could start with working on our ability to concentrate when the tasks at hand require it. Our days will always be filled with interruptions so it’s important to train our brains to function properly. Want to know more? Here are 4 surprising tricks that will help you focus better!
1. Do something different than the task you need to perform.
This may sound strange, but we promise it’s working. You know how they say that in order for that great idea to come to you, you have to let it go for a whle? It’s the same here. If you’re working and can’t focus on a specific task, take a break.
Leave the activity for a few moments and try to switch your brain to something else, like drinking some coffee, or listening to a song. This may not make sense right now, but you have to try it to believe it. You’ll come back to the initial task refreshed and with regained focus.
2. Chew gum
Studies show that chewing gum can help you keep your mind focused on what you’re doing. So next time you get bored or feel distracted during an activity, try to chew some gum. This will improve your concentration and keep mind intruders away.
We’re not joking. If you thought that doodling during a conference is a bad habit, it’s not. Studies indicate that this activity is very powerful for your brain and has many benefits. Some include becoming more focused, mindful, productive, and also more creative. So keep doodling and reap the outstanding benefits!
Meditation is yet another activity that will help our brains master the power of concentration. It’s not just for Buddhist monks anymore. With meditation tips and tools becoming more mainstream nowadays, you have now everything you need to know about it (thank you, dear Internet). You can even have a 5-10-minute meditation session before you start work. This will make you more mindful and therefore more focused on one task at a time.
There you have it! If you enjoyed these awesome tricks for your mind, tell a friend! Sharing will help them achieve better concentration too!