Do creative work first. Typically, we do mindless work first and build up to the toughest tasks. That drains your energy and lowers your focus. "An hour into doing your work, you've got a lot less capacity than (at the beginning)," Rock says. "Every decision we make tires the brain."
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Any meaningful task or routine takes a large part of one’s focus. Before starting anything, ask yourself why you should do it. With your answer, there will be that output you so desire — and so you value the task. Don’t stick within borders of “approved” output; have your options opened for new, fun ideas.
Drinking water isn’t only healthy, it refreshes you as well. Once you feel the first sign of fatigue or hunger, a glass of water can push them away. Then you can finish what you’re doing and rest at a later time. Besides, not all stomach rumblings are signs of hunger and drinking a glass of water usually deals with it.
Identify any distraction in your surroundings; then, remove it.mThe point is to not just learn how to focus, but also how to stay focused. And for that to happen, all distractions need to be eliminated. Let’s begin by identifying distractions.In order to make room for focus, you must first remove distractions.
Your willpower works like a muscle and so does your mind. A muscle needs exercise to be stronger. What you need to do in order to learn how to focus and do it effortlessly, is to train yourself to become more disciplined. In order to improve your willpower, you will need exactly what a muscle needs to grow— resistance.
True focus happens when you’re only doing only one thing at a time and investing all your attention in it. It is actually another form of meditation— it’s what can get you in ‘the zone’ when you work. Doing more than one thing at a time is the biggest distraction of them all— and you’re the one choosing to do it.
Stress is a focus killer of epic proportions. Which really sucks considering that we’re most likely to be stressed when we need to focus the most. Instead, mindfulness training teaches us to not get swept away by stress or strong emotions by being more aware of what we’re doing and what we’re thinking about.
When I look at relationships, my own and others, I see a wide range of reasons for people to be together and ways in which they are together. I see ways in which a relationship - which means something that exists between two or more people - for the most part reinforces people's separateness as individual entities.