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Assess Your Focus
Your Focus is good if:
- you find it easy to stay alert
- you set goals and break tasks up into smaller parts
- you take short breaks, refuel and then get back to work again
Your Focus needs adjustment if:
- you drift away with your thoughts regularly
- you can't tune out destructions
- you loose track of your progress
Are You Able To Eliminate Destructions?
Minimizing these sources of distraction isn't always as easy as it sounds. While it might be as simple as turning off the television or radio, you might find it much more challenging to deal with an interrupting co-worker, spouse, child, or roommate.
One way to deal with this is to set aside a specific time and place and request to be left alone for that period of time. Another alternative is to seek out a calm location where you know you will be able to work undisturbed. The library, a private room in your house, or even a quiet coffee shop might all be good spots to try.
Not all distractions come from outside sources. Exhaustion, worry, anxiety, poor motivation, and other internal disturbances can be particularly difficult to avoid.
A few strategies you might want to try to minimize or eliminate such internal distractions are to make sure you are well-rested prior to the task and to use positive thoughts and imagery to fight off anxiety and worry. If you find your mind wandering toward distracting thoughts, consciously bring your focus back to the task at hand.
Are You A Multitasker?
While multitasking may seem like a great way to get a lot done quickly, it turns out that people are actually rather bad at it. Juggling multiple tasks at once can dramatically cut down on productivity and makes it much harder to hone in on the details that are truly important.
Think of your attention as a spotlight. If you shine that spotlight on one particular area, you can see things very clearly. If you were to try to spread that same amount of light across a large dark room, you might instead only glimpse the shadowy outlines.
Part of improving your mental focus is all about making the most of the resources you have available. Stop multitasking and instead give your full attention to one thing at a time. Practice Breathing.
Observe your Breathing, are you breathing through your nose or through your mouth? Is your Breathing shallow, does your chest move or your abdomen, or both?
Are You Living In The Now Moment?
It's tough to stay mentally focused when you are ruminating about the past, worrying about the future, or tuned out of the present moment for some other reason.
This notion of being present is also essential for recapturing your mental focus. Staying engaged in the here and now keeps your attention sharp and your mental resources honed in on the details that really matter at a specific point in time.
It may take some time but work on learning to truly live in the moment. You cannot change the past and the future has not happened yet, but what you do today can help you avoid repeating past mistakes and pave a path for a more successful future.
The right way of breathing helps you entering THE ZONE - that peak focus when everything flows and you can perform at your best
Are You Practicing Mindfulness?
Practicing mindfulness can involve learning how to meditate, but it can also be as simple as trying a quick and easy deep breathing exercise.
Start by taking several deep breaths while really focusing on each and every breath. When you feel your mind naturally begin to wander, gently and uncritically guide your focus back to your deep breathing. Count from 25 backwards to 1.
While this might seem like a deceptively simple task, you may find that it is actually much more difficult than it appears. Fortunately, this breathing activity is something you can do anywhere and anytime. Eventually, you will probably find that it becomes easier to disengage from intrusive thoughts and return your focus to where it belongs.
Breathing through your nose is essential.
Are You Taking Short Breaks Inbetween?
Have you ever tried to focus on the same thing for a long period of time? After a while, your focus starts to break down and it becomes more and more difficult to devote your mental resources to the task. Not only that, but your performance ultimately suffers as a result.
Researchers have found that even taking very brief breaks by shifting your attention elsewhere can dramatically improve mental focus.
So the next time you are working on a prolonged task, such as preparing your taxes or studying for an exam, be sure to give yourself an occasional mental break.
Shift your attention to something unrelated to the task at hand, even if it is only for a few moments. These short moments of respite might mean that you are able to keep your mental focus sharp and your performance high when you really need it.
Check for example your Breathing, are you breathing fast or slow?
Are You Ready To Practice?
Building your mental focus is not something that will happen overnight. Even professional athletes require plenty of time and practice in order to strengthen their concentration skills.
One of the first steps is to recognize the impact that being distracted is having on your life. If you are struggling to accomplish your goals and find yourself getting sidetracked by unimportant details, it is time to start placing a higher value on your time.
By building your mental focus, you will find that you are able to accomplish more and concentrate on the things in life that truly bring you success, joy, and satisfaction.
The secret is ... practice!
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A Crisis is a terrible thing to waste - Paul Romer
We never seek to change, to learn, when we’re “fat and happy.” Stress is often the first push we need to move forward, and it is a great motivator to take immediate action. Welcome it, and be curious about what it is going to teach you.
So often, we have the answers we need inside of us, but they’re frequently the ones we’d rather NOT listen to for fear they will further complicate our lives. The second step in connecting the dots is to turn up the volume on how you have handled similar challenges in the past. This will allow you to begin to hear and draw on your inner wisdom and develop resilience.
Why is this so difficult? Because inside of us are many opinions, many voices, many should’s, all internalized in the past, but NOT all helpful in the present. When we shift the focus from our needs to those of others, we make their voices louder than our own.
We put all our emphasis on anticipating their reactions:
- Mother will be horrified.
- My friends won’t like me.
- I’ll look like a wimp if I don’t answer first.
But the truth is that, you usually know what you need to do. Don’t be afraid to listen to the person who knows you better than anyone else, the expert in your life—YOU.
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You grasp how to build a healthier, more resilient consciousness so that you can understand your bodies signs as early as possible.
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