Weâ€™ve all had times when we need to stay focused, but we find it difficult to maintain our concentration. This is especially true when we have big deadlines or other major responsibilities that require absolutely no distractions. So how do we maintain our focus?
Here are the things you must do to maintain your focus:
1. Pinpoint your distractions.
Have you ever tried ignoring distractions when youâ€™re doing something important? Most of the time, the more you try to focus, the more you canâ€™t. Maintain your concentration by identifying the things that distract you the most. When youâ€™re halfway through a task and you realize youâ€™re not concentrating as much as when you started, take a deep breath and observe your surroundings. What is distracting you the most? Identify these things and think of ways to block them out.
2. Set a routine
Help your brain get used to being productive by creating a routine and working habits that you stick to.
3. Use the alpha waves
Using music specifically designed to emulate alpha waves of the brain is proven to enhance productivity and focus.
4. Build in exercise time
Exercise releases endorphins, raises serotonin levels, and also allows space for creative ideas to form. Just half an hour a day will help your brain stay focused and productive.
5. Eat healthy
Brain food is a real thing. Some foods improve our ability to stay focused, while other food can leave us feeling tired and sluggish. Knowing that your diet has an impact on your brainâ€™s capacity to perform at its best makes having a healthy diet an essential part of your plan.
6. Create a positive environment
Personalize your space to give it a few touches of inspiration. Having a plant on your desk can help your study space feel clean and freshâ€”research also shows that workspaces with plants are 15% more productive.
7. Set goals
Your brain can start to feel full, and there seems to be no foreseeable end to all the hard work. The best way to combat this and to stay positive is by setting goals and celebrations for when you achieve these goals.Your brain can start to feel full, and there seems to be no foreseeable end to all the hard work. The best way to combat this and to stay positive is by setting goals and celebrations for when you achieve these goals.