Entrepreneurs are also human so it is common to lose focus sometimes during the day. Sometimes, your mind wander even when you are truly focusing on your work. Your mind is part of your nature and you cannot just blame it from wandering during work. However, you can train your mind to have better focus and result in boosting your productivity.
Boosting your focus to increase productivity
Staying focused can be challenging especially when you are growing your business. There are many things that can distract your mind. However, constantly losing your focus during work can be problematic. Hence, it is best to try train your mind to have better focus. It can help increase what you can accomplish, boosting your productivity as the result.
The very first thing you have to deal with is distraction it can come from anywhere such as social media, personal problems at home, etc. Digital distractions are nowadays the most problematic ones. They keep making you lose focus with various notifications coming from your phone. Therefore, it is best practice to keep your digital device away during your work. It includes TV, gadget, and even television.
It can be challenging to cut off digital distraction. However, you can fill the emptiness by engaging in physical activities during your break instead such as feeding your pet, watering your plants, walking out of your room to breathe in fresh air, do some yoga, or have breath exercise. Those activities can help a lot in maintaining your well-being.
Your mind is not designed to multitask. You may be able to perform well with multiple tasks. However, it is easier to lose focus that way. Therefore, it is highly advised that you stop multitasking and accomplish one goal at a time instead. Switching between tasks will only make you lose focus which also requires you to spend more times because you have to know where you left off. When you focus on one goal at a time, your focus stay in that area. Hence, you can accomplish it faster and start to work with another goal more efficiently.
Avoid overworking yourself just because you think it will increase your productivity. Overworking doesn’t guarantee more productivity. In fact, it can be the block of your productivity. When you keep working for hours, you feel fatigue, exhausted, and drowsy. Those create mental blocks which cause you lose your focus. Hence, take a break to regain your focus and stimulate your brain. You can opt for short breaks at quick interval or long break after working continuously for some time.
Another key to maintain and increase your attention span is quality sleep. Proper sleep helps your body and mind to function properly. Staying up late to work will only result in decreasing health and mental block. Hence, try to maintain a good night sleep six to eight hours every day. During sleep, your brain cells reinforce the connections. You wake up with fresh mind and your attention span is boosted. You will be more ready to get through the day with your focus at its highest.