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Ways to refocus your workday

Do you often find your workday spiralling out of control? You start each day with a plan to get so much done, but soon find yourself becoming distracted. When you can’t stay focused at work you become less productive, and your valuable time and effort is gone forever. Because there’s no chance of shutting out the world while you’re busy, the decision to stay focused at work is in your hands. It’s about finding the right techniques, knowing your priorities, and sticking to them.

Start time-blocking

Writing to-do lists is a popular way to keep track of what you need to do, and what tasks you’ve already completed. But it’s time to take your to-do lists one step further. Instead of simply writing your to-do lists and attempting to go down the list completing everything, start creating time blocks. Set aside a specific time of day to complete a specific task, and you won’t do anything else during that time. Make sure you give yourself a ten-minute break between time blocks to take a walk, go on your phone, or do something else completely non-work related.

Always find the fun in what you do

Any meaningful task or routine takes a large part of one’s focus. Before starting anything, ask yourself why you should do it. With your answer, there will be that output you so desire — and so you value the task. Then, find ways for the task to become fun, like allowing your creativity and imagination to play in the process. Don’t stick within borders of “approved” output; have your options opened for new, fun ideas. When you make something you can call your own, you’re more likely to stay focused at work.

Stay hydrated

Drinking water isn’t only healthy, it refreshes you as well. Once you feel the first sign of fatigue or hunger, a glass of water can push them away. Then you can finish what you’re doing and rest at a later time. Besides, not all stomach rumblings are signs of hunger, and drinking a glass of water usually deals with it. Just make sure you have water within arms’ reach. That way you stay focused at work instead of walking to the water station – and becoming prey to distractions!

Create a 3-hour working zone

Working on full steam requires some planning. Schedule a 3-hour working zone each day and add it to your calendar. During this time, find a quiet place and tell other team members you’re not to be bothered with any requests. Explain nicely that you need those 3 hours to completely focus on your projects. By planning ahead, you get into the habit of being super productive for at least 3 hours each day.

Keeping focus at work is crucial for a successful career – it’s sometimes challenging, but always manageable if you follow the right focus tips. In the end, you’ll likely find that you’re finishing your work faster and better – which will ensure you feel happier with your job and life overall.

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