Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Beat distractions and stay focused at work

Do you find it hard to stay focused?

Are constantly bombarded by distractions?

My passion includes empowering Christian Women Entrepreneurs to get unstuck, get laser focused, get out there in a BIG way while prospering and making a difference “authentically!”

I found this empowering article on how to beat distractions and stay focused at work. Feel free to share your thoughts.

13 Tips to Beat Distractions and Stay Focused at Work

I’m sitting at my desk, researching an article on how to stay focused at work. As I open up a PubMed study, I realize I have 87 emails in my inbox. Then the buzzer rings — Greatist’s monthly supply of pistachios has arrived. I get up to answer the door right as my mom texts me. I answer the door, put away the nuts, text my mom back and return to my research. Derek starts singing.

For the average person working in an office or from home, it’s easy to become distracted. Yet finding focus — being able to concentrate on a specific task completely — helps people get more done effortlessly. So learn how to zero in, avoid distraction and stay super-productive all workday long.

Not From Concentrate? The Need-to-Know
In the office, nearly 50% of American employees say they work for only 15 minutes before becoming distracted, while 53% report wasting an hour or more a day because of disruptions. From constant noise to overflowing inboxes to feeling fatigued or stressed, almost anything can cause people to lose focus.

Attention span varies widely between people, but 20-somethings may be at a particular disadvantage. With the explosion of the Internet and text messaging, many Gen Yers may be dealing with shorter attention spans built-in. And hey dudes, listen up: some research suggests men have a harder time focusing than women and are more likely to suffer from attention span issues.

Turns out, brain structure might also be to blame for a wandering mind. The prefrontal cortex is the area of the brain that regulates attention span and handles our emotions. So any strong sentiment, from frustration with a boss to being angry with a significant other, can be a case for distraction. Still, people aren’t born with a mind in complete disarray. The brain works hard to stay attentive: one study found that when listening to boring people, the brain prevents us from losing focus by “rewriting” speech so that it sounds more interesting and we’re more apt to pay attention. (So that’s how we survived lectures in college.)

Zoom In: Your Action Plan
It’s possible to find flow — or effortless concentration on and enjoyment of a task — by tackling a challenge that’s meaningful and manageable. Having a job you love with a reasonable workload makes achieving flow a lot easier. But regardless of the task at hand, there are lots of useful tips that can help people stay focused on their work and make the most of the day:

Pinpoint the problem. What causes you to lose focus? Is it fatigue, hunger or a Twitter addition? Figuring out the issue is the first step toward trying to fix it.

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