In the busy world we live in, where everyone is constantly in a rush, we often Feel overburdened and lose focus. We can't seem to find a way to keep ourselves going and staying concentrated. Constant dealing with phone calls, emails, co-workers, clients etc. demands your attention and you just feel like your brain betrays you from time to time.We need to try to understand the limitations of our brain and help its productivity.

Multitasking not as good as you thought

Although we try to become masters at multitasking, it's just natural that our brain gets distracted, especially in a digital environment.

Multitasking can even make you feel more tired since you think you have it all figured out, under control and you feel great, but in the end, you may end up feeling worn out. It is okay to get distracted but let's try to boost our attention span so it can hold long enough for us to get things done.

Key tasks first

We may try to start off with less important things first and leave the toughest ones for the end. We feel it's a good thing to make our brain work first and then really employ it. However, even mindless work can deprive you of your energy and make you feel drained.

Let's say, if you are a student preparing for an exam, you feel that rewriting parts of the contents would be a good way to start with. You plan to actually study when you finish that. However, your focus lowers with the time. Try reversing the process; study first and then you can go through the key points again by rewriting them on a piece of paper. That way you used your full capacity for the key task.

Plan your time wisely

A study found that our actual focus lasts for an average of only six hours per week. This may or may not be true but it's a fact that we don't feel we have same levels of energy all day long. Some people say they function best in the morning, after their first cup of coffee. Others say they are night owls and don't function during the day. Get to know yourself well, keep track of your focus during different parts of a day and act according to that.

Train your brain

As mentioned before, we may think multitasking is great in the beginning as we get to do many things at the same time. However, multitasking implies being Focused on many things at once, which basically means not being fully focused at all.If we're trying to do three things at the same time, two of them are basically distractions from the first one.That way our brain gets used to distractions and to not fully focusing on anything and it's hard to reverse that. Try committing to one task for at least 10 minutes every day, without getting distracted. Then make that 15 minutes, 20 and so on.

With time, you'll learn to stay focused more.

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