3 Ways To Stay Focused When Working

Do you have difficulty staying focused when you’re working or trying to accomplish a task? I’ve put together a very short list of tips that WILL work once applied. They’re simple to follow.

Let me know if they work for you!


Gather All Tools Before Starting

When we start a project, sometimes- especially when not motivated to do it or when we’re tired, we forget to gather all our necessary tools before starting. Due to this, we disturb ourselves / the process by needing to stop and go to get the missing tools.

To avoid this, we need to make sure that we have all necessities before we start.

TIP: For your regular tasks, no matter how simple they are, write up a checklist of everything that’s needed to complete this task successfully. Go through this checklist EACH TIME you must do this task.


Get Rid of Distractions

When you set out to get something done, the most common factor that stops you is a distraction. They’re increasingly existent everywhere- from your pocket, to your bag, to your bedroom, to the speakers- social media, music, television, food.

In order to increase your chances of success when working, you must get rid of the things that distract you. Switch off devices, switch off the internet connection, switch off notifications from distracting applications, put the food away etc.

By doing this, you will not be able to be distracted, unless YOU initiate any process that reopens the door for you to be distracted, e.g., if you switch on the device, switch on the internet, switch on notifications, go to the kitchen for food etc.


Learn To Say “No”

We cannot fulfill every opportunity we get, especially when trying to manage two, three or more simultaneously. We need to carefully choose what we devote our time to- what we say “yes” to. In doing so, inevitably, we must say “no” to some opportunities and distractions.

When we begin to say “no”, we allow ourselves to be more focused on and devoted to everything that we’ve said “yes” to.

You decide.

As always, thanks for reading!

Until next time,
-Maryse.