As an entrepreneur, you have a lot on your desk. Staying focused can be tough with a constant stream of employees,  potential clients, emails, and phone calls demanding your attention. Amidst the noise, understanding your brain’s carrying capacity and as such working around them can improve your focus and increase your productivity.

Our brains are finely attuned to distraction, so today’s digital environment makes it especially hard to focus especially in a multi faceted office – to make matters worse, distraction feels great. 

HOW TO STAY FOCUSED IN THE OFFICE By Frederick Bassey…

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Apparently, the goal is not constant focus, but a short daily period of distraction-free time, say “Twenty to thirty minutes a day of deep focus could be transformative, “

Your performance at work  could be affected if you can’t concentrate. You may also find that you can hold or get involved in a  proper think-tank as well, which can affect your decision-making abilities.

 A number of medical conditions may contribute to or cause inability to concentrate. However,It’s not always a medical emergency, but being unable to concentrate can mean you need medical attention.

The following Signs show that your focus rate is diminishing :

  • being unable to remember things that occurred a short time ago
  • difficulty sitting still
  • difficulty thinking clearly
  • frequently losing things or difficulty remembering where things are
  • inability to make decisions
  • inability to perform complicated tasks
  • lack of focus
  • lacking physical or mental energy to concentrate
  • making careless mistakes

Tips to combat distractions:

1. Do creative work first

2. Train your mind like a muscle.

3. Get enough sleep

4.  Practice the Pomodoro technique

5.  Set a SMART goal

Specific

Measurable

Achieveable

Relevant

Timely

Conclusion:

 Lack of focus is a problem faced by everyone as it is a typical phenomenon faced by all.

Howbeit, the processes involved in correcting for suppressing it need not be rushed as it is but a gradual process which must take time, relatively longer than expected to eradicate.

By Frederick Bassey…

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