When we work a lot, keep a lot of things in our mind, our focus gets lost!
Before I have started using CBD oil, my focus was so bad. I thought I am getting sick. I went to the grocery store just to buy special thing, when I arrived, I forgot why did I come for.
If that sounds familiar to you, no, you're not sick. You just think on a lot of things and your concentration went down.
I wrote this article to share with you my experience, and how I have overcame lack of focus and concentration, and get more productive.
Let's break down on mistakes that we make every day.
My first and main issue was notifications on my iphone. I put aside it and turned off the sound, but I know if I press just a button on a side, it will show up all notifications, and then I saw something and guess what?
Just hearing your phone buzz can hurt your productivity, according to researchers at Florida State University. Those seemingly tiny interruptions can cause "task-irrelevant thoughts, or mind wandering."
The researchers found that notifications derailed focus even when participants didn't interact with them directly. Even if you have the self-control to leave your phone in your pocket, having to remember to perform that action later (respond to a text or call, for example) adds mental weight.
So, TURN OFF your notifications and get work done!
2. Not having your own workspace
Why do we have separate rooms in our apartment or house? We have a dining room where we eat, kitchen where we prepare food, bedroom where we sleep and more or less.
Even, if we don't have too much space for that comfort of separated rooms, we put additional table for dining in the kitchen or desk with computer in the bedroom, but usually we try not to work from the bed where we sleep. Do you know why?
In a book "Think like a monk", Jay Shetty says - "Location has energy". Routines aren't just about actions, they're also about the locations in which those actions take place.
In the world, where you watch Netflix and/or eat in your bedroom is to confuse the energy of that space. If you bring those energies to your bedroom, it becomes harder to sleep there. Even in the tiniest apartment, you can dedicate spaces to different activities.
Every home should have a place to eat. A place to sleep. A sacred space that helps you feel calm and a space that feels comforting when you are angry.
Create spaces that bring you the energy that matches your intention. A bedroom should have few distractions, calm colors, soft lightening. Ideally, it should not contain your workspace.
Meanwhile, a workspace should be well lit, uncluttered, and functional, with art that inspires you.
If you have the "perfect job" working from home, but you prefer the activity of an office, look to move your work to some coffee place or shared workspace. The point is to be aware about where you thrive, where you're at your best, and to figure out how to spend the most time in that place.
In my opinion, you should listen yourself, your body, your mind. Sometimes I feel, I'm staying at home to work, sometimes I'm going to coffee place, we change our mood, just do what your body says.
"Location has energy; time has memory.
If you do something at the same time everyday, it becomes easier and natural.
If you do something in the same space every day, it becomes easier and natural." - Jay Shetty (Think like a monk).
Doing something at the same time every day helps us to remember to do it, commit to it, and do it with increasing skill and facility. That keeps that memory for us. It holds the practice. It saves the spaces. That increase our focus and productivity.
4. Multi - tasking
Time and location help us maximizing the moment, but there is one essential component to being wholly focused: single - tasking.
Studies have found that only 2% of can multitask effectively; most of us are terrible at it, especially when one of those tasks requires a lot of focus.
When we think we're multitasking, what's usually happening is that we're shifting rapidly among several different things, or ''serial tasking''.
This fragmented attention actually erodes our ability to focus, so doing just one thing at a time without distraction becomes harder.
We don't have to be focused like a laser beam on every task every time. It's ok to listen calming music while you work or clean a house. But single - tasking as much as possible keeps your brain in the habit of focusing on one thing at a time, and you should pick certain routines where you always single-task, like walking the dog, showering, doing your business, work, etc. - Jay Shetty (Think like a monk).
4. Trying to be perfect
Perfectionism is often seen as a positive trait that increases your chances of success, but it can lead to self-defeating thoughts or behaviors that make it harder to achieve goals. It may also cause stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
Perfectionists tend to set goals of unreasonable excellence with no learning curve.
These goals tend to be unrealistic and cause problems by being so rigidly demanding and leaving little room for error.
Instead, you can reduce a lot of stress by changing your goals. You don’t have to sacrifice the end result, but if you set bite-sized goals for yourself and reward yourself when you achieve them, you’ll tend to be more forgiving with mistakes.
For example, you may normally tackle the task of getting into better shape by working out five times a week. Unfortunately, if you’re not used to working out regularly, you may get quite sore from such a quick change, and perhaps give up. But setting the goal to exercise once or twice the first week, and add an additional workout periodically until you’ve worked up to your goal, you will more likely reach your goal and enjoy many more ‘successes’ in the process.
People who strive for focus and productivity should try Gramina CBD oil. It's specially designed for us who work a lot of hours for yourself, who is trying to push your own limits and make something of your business.