Nowadays many people struggle with focusing and getting things done at work.
Studies show that every time you check email, a social feed, or respond to a notification, your mind requires 23 minutes of re-focus time to get back on task. It’s a phenomenal cost to our entire workforce and to each of us individually as we strive to do our best work.
Modern society loves multi-tasking. The myth of multi-tasking is that being busy is synonymous with being better. Having fewer priorities leads to better work. Study world-class experts in nearly any field—athletes, artists, scientists, teachers, business leaders—and you’ll discover one characteristic run through all of them: focus.
The reason is simple. You can’t be great at one task if you’re constantly dividing your time in ten different ways. Mastery requires focus and consistency.
Here are helpful tips for your daily work routine to help you complete tasks quicker and achieve your peak productivity.
1. Do the most important thing first each day
Work until the first important task is finished before moving on to the second task.
2. Minimize Distractions
Try to make a defined workspace and block any external interference, especially from social media, family, roommates, etc.
3. Take a short break
After the time of concentrating intensely, take a 5-minute break to come up with air and relax. This short break will allow your mind to rest before focusing again.
4. Exercise to help sharpen thinking
Anything like going for a brisk walk, riding your bike, hit the gym to get your blood pumping and body moving. Every day just 20-30 minutes can make a big difference in your ability to focus.
5. Listen to the right music
Choosing the right music or calming sound can drown out other noise to help you focus better.
The “Double Productivity” track created by Brainwaves has 25 minutes of Beta brainwave music which can give you undivided focus and direct your thoughts and energy to flow where attention goes.
As the interval of 25 minutes is the same as the Pomodoro technique, it can be ideal background music while working, studying, and doing other things that require deep focus.
People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits, and their habits decide their futures.— F.M. Alexander
Good habits need practice. Focus is also like a mental muscle. The more you work on building it up, the stronger it gets. Start by using these useful tips and our dedicated brainwave music for focus today.
After just the first 7 days of forming a new habit, you’ll start seeing improvements in your ability to focus and work productivity.
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