vendredi 7 septembre 2018

Losing your concentration or focus at work?

10 tips on how to improve your concentration at work:

  1. Defend your workspace
    Hang a sign at your workstation or office asking not to be disturbed while you are working on a project.
  2. Eliminate distractions
    Wear headphones. Transfer your phone. Turn off your mobile phone. Turn your office chair to the window (if you have one).
  3. Have a drink
    No, nothing alcoholic. While you're working, drink plenty of water. Why? When you are even mildly dehydrated you can feel less able to concentrate.
  4. Take breaks
    Go for a short walk. Take a coffee or a tea break.
  5. Uni-task
    Focus on one thing to the exclusion of all else. To improve your concentration, stop trying to do several things at once.
  6. Meditate
    A daily period of meditation allows you to work on concentration techniques.
  7. Eat well and exercise
    Good physical health and fitness will definitely help develop our powers of concentration.
  8. Take a nap (preferably, not at the office)
    Studies show that naps as short as a few minutes long can improve concentration.
  9. Time for a Mars bar
    Researchers say that micronutrients found in chocolate can improve concentration.
  10. Make yourself comfortable
    Before you begin a task — brew a cup of coffee, satisfy your hunger, go to the LBR or LGR.

Yaniv M. Benzimra, Ph.D.
Leaman Long, B.A., B.Ed.
Y2 Consulting Psychologists

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