Series: Getting Back On Track For Your Life of Purpose — 3 Tricks To Finding More Focus

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It is not the easiest thing to get back on track and bring your focus and concentration back under control after the Covid 19 fear has affected us all. However there are some good tips that you can use to become more focused step by step until you feel like you are back to your self again.

1. Establish an environment that is conducive to your focus.

Many people often fail to focus because they may struggle to concentrate on whatever it is they want to do because of discomfort or noise or the wrong temperature. It is worth paying attention to these simple things about your environment as they will help you support yourself. You could also clear out muddle and bits and pieces left lying around so that the uncluttered environment starts to have a calming effect on your mind.

It’s also a good idea to make that environment comfortable. Keep chairs and other pieces of furniture that you know are comfortable ready for you and anyone else in your space to utilize.

2. Make sure that you prioritize the things you are doing.

it helps to be aware of how much time you are spending with certain types of jobs. You’ll have to think about prioritizing different types of tasks based on what you know you have to do first because of deadlines and what you’d like to complete ahead of time and what is a comfortable pace for a job with a longer timeline.

The secret to this is planning in advance such as drawing up a list of tasks to be done over the week. Prioritising them depending on their urgency and importance and adjusting or renegotiating whatever just won’t work.

3. Understand how you can manage stress in your life.

It’s easy to become distracted by stress and the constant tension or worry that sits at the edge of your mind because of it.

It is definitely worth just taking some time to work out a routine to help yourself cope with stressors more easily. Even practicing to have a more positive mindset can make a difference. If you are a worrier generally and always think of what might go wrong — add in some thoughts about what might go right too. Get used to thinking more widely and hopefully and help yourself move away from the habit of thinking only negative thoughts.

On a related note, think about scheduling plenty of time for rest and fun too. It is all about balance and I have found my focus returning far more effectively when I don’t push myself and weave rest and play into a working routine. Life becomes far more productive and pleasant that way — try it.

This article is part of my June series on Regaining Focus… so watch this space for more ideas and support.
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