Whatever your resolutions are this year, my suggestion would be to evaluate your ability to focus. Our ability to concentrate allows us to thrive – to cultivate relationships, problem solve, and innovate our way to a better future. Whether you’re working in a busy office, studying at school or sitting in a meeting, concentration is the key to help us accomplish small or large tasks.
Here are some strategies that might help you produce results:
Have a to-do list.
Start each day with a to-do list. Prioritize your items and complete the most important ones while you are feeling alert and energized.
Pick your important task and break it down into smaller targets. If your goal is difficult or too big, then you may not see any immediate results which can cause some frustration and lack of interest.
Take short breaks.
If you feel your mind is wandering and your focus is being interrupted, maybe it’s time to take a break and do some stretching, walk around the office or enjoy a healthy snack.
Regaining your capacity to focus is an important first step you can take this year. Use a variety of techniques to help improve your focus every time.
by Carole Marinier, Monthly Blogger for Agilec