Do you want to stay focused at work? It is pretty impossible to keep your focus at work when you are surrounded with lots of distractions around you.
Sometimes your phone will grab your attention and sometimes your co-workers.
You can increase your efficiency and productivity at work only when you are totally focused.
However, you may get promoted because you will provide more value at work and do more things in less time.
Here are 7 Incredible Ways To Stay Focused At Work
1. Make a list of priorities.
You cannot focus without setting up your priorities at your workplace. So in order to do that, you need to make a list of your priorities.
Because it will give you a sense of direction and you will know what is important and what is less important.
Take a piece of paper and make a column. Write down your priorities and write down your deadline in another column.
For example, write down your priorities like:
- Create a content – deadline (3 hours).
- Complete the contribution form – deadline (1 hour).
- Contact email marketers – deadline (30 minutes).
This is a framework for creating your priority list. You can use it on daily basis and it will help you to stay focused and productive at work.
2. Keep your desk clear.
Just like you need to keep your mind clear in order to use your brain. The same way you need to keep your desk clear as well.
So, you can focus all of your energy doing the work without feeling that you have lots of work to get done.
So, make sure you keep your desk clear and put only those stuffs that you will be needed to complete your first task.
Once you are done with your first task. Clear your desk again and start over.
Now you can start your second priority and it will help you stay focused at work.
3. Put your phone on “silent mode”.
Your smartphone is a distraction. You will receive tonnes of Emails, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube notifications all day long.
So, whenever you will hear the notification, your brain won’t be able to stop you from checking out your phone.
You may think let’s take a look for few seconds.
But, here’s the catch.
You will check your notification for few seconds but you will find that you’ve wasted another 20 mins on emails.
It is really important to keep your phone on silent because a single call or notification can distract you from your work.
4. Complete the most important task first.
When you wake up in the morning, you are full of energy but as the day passes by, your energy level start to decrease.
If you don’t complete the most important task at first place, then you will never be able to complete it later.
However, you can do the most important work in the morning because you will have the most of your energy during the daytime.
So, you can stay focused at work only when you take out your priority list and pick the most important task and complete the task within the deadline.
5. Say “No” to everything else.
Distraction is everywhere but the choice is in your hand. If you say “yes” to your co-workers when they ask you for support, you are going to loose the game of focus.
If you receive every single calls during your working hours, still you will loose the game. And if you pick your smartphone every time when your hear the notification sound, you are going to loose the game once again.
You should learn to say “No” to everything else during your working hours. No matter what happens, you must focus all of your energy into the task you are going to do.
You can do anything after you are done with your work.
6. Keep your mind in control.
If you want to stay focused at work, then you must keep your mind in your control. Because your mind is designed to run into different directions at the same time.
When you will sit down and start doing your work, your mind crave to go somewhere else and do something that is comfortable.
So, make sure you never ever listen to your mind otherwise you will loose the control of your mind and your mind will control your life.
Whenever mind tries to convince you, keep your focus at work and get up only when you are done.
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7. Take consistent breaks.
Taking a break is as important as working. After all you are a human being and you need little rest as well. If you want to produce great work, you need to take consistent breaks.
It will help you to refresh your mind and avoid burnout.
According to research, taking a break is helpful in order to increase your focus. Short breaks during working hours increase your productivity.
You need to take 5 mins break once in an hour during your most productive hours.
Here’s how taking a break can boost your productivity.
Now you have the magic formula which will help you to stay focused and get promotions from your boss as well. All you need to do is practice the steps mentioned above and make it habit.
Let’s recall the steps :
- Make a list of priorities.
- Keep your desk clear.
- Put your phone on “silent mode”.
- Complete the most important task first.
- Say “No” to everything else.
- Keep your mind in control.
- Take consistent breaks.
Follow the steps mentioned above and practice is consistently. It will help you to stay focused at work and change your work life forever.
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