Have you ever had trouble focusing at work? Do you have those 2-3 tasks that you can’t seem to finish? Check out these 6 Tips On How To Stay Focused At Work!
Tip #1 Manage Your Time Realistically.
When you are taking on a task, remember to schedule time for interruptions and setbacks. This will help you set more realistic and achievable goals. You will acquire a reputation as someone who gets things done on time. This is more efficient use of your time than constantly juggling multiple tasks to try and hit unrealistic deadlines.
Tip #2 Leave A Tidy Desk At The End Of The Day.
You think more clearly if your desk isn’t cluttered with piles of unfinished work. Set aside 20 minutes at the end of each day to tidy your desk and deal with any outstanding paperwork. If you don’t, you’ll find that over time, those individual bits of work that you’ll “do tomorrow” can quickly pile up.
Tip #3 Remove Online Distractions.
Unless you use them daily as part of your job, don’t open Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media channels until you have finished working. A few seconds spent scouring social media can turn into minutes, hours, etc. That’s a lot of time wasted.
Tip #4 Plan Properly.
Before you go into a meeting, visit a client, or start an e-mail chain with colleagues, think about what you’re trying to achieve, the arguments you want to put forward, or any likely objections and how to counter them. Write them down on a piece of paper and take them with you. You can usually spot the people who plan ahead because you’re able to get straight to the point.
Tip #5 Work Out What’s Important.
Keep a calendar and prioritize your work so you don’t waste time and energy on tasks that can be pushed back.
Tip #6 Love What You Do.
If you find that you’re constantly distracted a work and find it hard to concentrate, it may be time for a change of career. Studies suggest that people who love their jobs are happier and perform better. They also find it much easier to stay focused because they really enjoy what they’re doing.
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