When you’re working at the office, staying focused while at work is difficult because of sudden interruptions, phone calls, meetings.
There are several tips that can help you.
Set clear goals
Setting clear goals help you avoid reacting to every distraction that comes up.
If you are busy all the time, prioritizing tasks effectively. Have a list that contains all tasks in one and prioritize them. There’s no way you’ll be able to get all these things done today.
Be always have the end-goal in mind. When you take a large, complex project and break it down into smaller.
Create an hourly-work plan
You have to know exactly what needs to be done by the end of the day.
An hourly-work plan is like a timetable of your work. Creating an hourly-plan is a great way to boost your concentrations.
You can have a lot of deadlines. Realistic expectations help you procrastinate some tasks positively.
Take short breaks
It’s more efficient to work with short breaks rather than focusing on just single task. When you can’t focus on a task anymore, the best thing you can do is to take a short break. Our brains can’t retain attention for longer hours.
Be sure to take short breaks after every 60 minutes of continuous work.
Working longer hours doesn’t mean achieving more. Keep the Law of Diminishing Returns in mind. That’s the consequences of long working hours.
Concentration is not 0 or 100
One of the problems with concentration is that once you get lose it, you can’t take it back easily.
Good news, Technically our concentration is not 0% or 100%. It can be 25% or 60%.