How to Focus at Work

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A couple of weeks ago, I shared an infographic offering tips on how to meditate at work. The main idea of the article was how to find time to meditate with a hectic schedule…you want to meditate but can’t find time.

We know that meditation brings focus and helps us center our minds, which extends to different aspects of our lives – work included.

If you’re like the countless people who have difficulty focusing at work for one reason or another, meditation will do you a world of good. There are, however, other techniques which you can employ.

Related: Concentration Boosting Foods: 5 Foods That Help You Concentrate and Focus at Work

Here are some tips on how to focus at work.

Distractions…distractions everywhere. How are you supposed to get anything done?

The graphic below offers practical pointers. To help you absorb the information better, here is a quick rundown of what you can do to focus at work.

  1. Avoid distractions from the get-go. Clean your workspace. Get rid of clutter.
  2. Learn how to manage your time. Know your priorities. Really take time to identify the most important things – and do them first no matter how much you dread it. Employ techniques that maximize your working style.
  3. Organize your inbox. Go for Inbox Zero. Read an in-depth guide on Inbox Zero here (it may not be what you think). Turn off email alerts. (This really works for me.)
  4. Take a digital detox. Similar to turning off email alerts…go further and switch off.

Read the practical details of how to focus at work, and lessen your frustration of being distracted all the time.

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Are you having a hard time focusing at work? Do you think the tips about will help?

Or are you a lean mean working machine? Do give us your own tips on how to be one!

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