Tips on How to Improve Your Focus
Maybe you want to focus on a single task, but find yourself easily distracted. You find it difficult to focus on what you are doing because you find your mind wandering, you’re worrying about everything or maybe you just have way too many things you need to do to make a choice of just one task to start with. Here are some valuable tips on how to improve your focus.
Try to allocate at least thirty minutes each day to meditate. If you can’t dedicate that much time you can still do a short breathing exercise. Focus on your breathing, really focusing on the air, how it touches your nostrils and enters your lips. How does it feel as it escapes? Your mind may wander, filling with endless amount of thoughts. When this happens bring your thoughts back to focusing on your breathing. Continue this process for several minutes.
Regulating your breathing relaxes your circulatory system and brings you a sense of peace.
Listen to Music and Nature Sounds
Listen to music to help improve your focus. Really concentrate on the music. Try to focus on a single instrument. Also, listen to sounds of nature, either in person or through recordings to put you back in touch with your true nature.
Cut Goals into Small Targets
Having an end goal in mind while working on the tasks to achieve it can frustrate you because you target goal might be too big or difficult. Your results won’t be quick, and it may seem like you aren’t getting any closer to the end. Instead of working toward the ultimate end goal, break it down into smaller, more achievable goals you can reach within a few days. Then cross each smaller goal off your list as you achieve it.
Your Prime Time
I have written much on the topic of finding your “prime time” hours, including in my popular book, Time Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs. Work within your body’s most comfortable time period. Maybe you work best early in the morning before sunrise. Or late at night. Work when you are most productive. For example many authors get up early to do their writing, while artists often do their best work late at night.
Consume Lighter Meals
Have you ever eaten a big meal for lunch when working only to feel lethargic and weighed down all afternoon? Eating a heavy meal slows you down and makes you sleepy. If you need or want to, you can go on a small juice fast on a regular basis. It will keep you alert and help keep your body in good physical condition.
Exercise and Move Your Body
Exercise your mind and body every day. Do crossword puzzles. Engage in lively discussions. Build something that’s creative. A simple thirty minute walk every day is all you need to keep your body healthy and to further your goal of knowing how to improve your focus.
Do It Anyway
You may need to push yourself some when you’re feeling lazy. If you are hitting a mental roadblock, though, take some time away from the task. Do something else until you can regain your focus on the original task. Not feeling like it is not a reason to avoid doing what needs to be done. You’ll thank yourself afterwards.
Learning how to improve you focus will take time but it is worth it. Begin by implementing one or two of these tips into your day to begin changing how to improve your focus. And read my post on multitasking and focus to understand my perspective on this aspect of improving your focus.
I’m Connie Ragen Green and I work with new online entrepreneurs to help them get into profit as quickly as possible with information products, affiliate marketing, marketing for small businesses, blogging, authorship, and more. Download your Online Entrepreneur Blueprint and get started right away.