Agree ?? We all know that in order to pursue anything or to achieve anything in life, one thing which is must-have is FOCUS. Let’s Learn to Focus.
Easy 8 things which can help you get your focus back !!
- No Multitasking
- Natural Light
Now, think and answer, how many of us know that FOCUS is vital, and are able to Focus? At least I can’t focus !! How about You?
But yes, I have overcome this silly focus issue and it is very easy to learn this. And believe me, your focus is not that bad otherwise you could not have reached this far of this article. It is the human tendency that there are many things that we do at best of our conscience but surprisingly we do not call it as under focus category, simply because we do not focus to call it as Focus. It is confusing. Right?
Now, allow me to express some of my practice tricks which I tried for 21 hours daily i.e 1 hour every day for 21 Days. Remember that anything you do for 21 Days becomes a habit. These small things which I am sure you guys are already doing in bits and pieces, when combined with consistency would create a completely different version of you.
1. SLEEP, Focus Booster
Ohh what a sleepy point !! Trust me to read this out and then you are free to go to sleep, come back tomorrow for next focus point.
Research says one should sleep for at least 6-8 hours every day ( good sound sleep). This duration of sleep helps you to refresh or better say reboot your setup (body) to 100% of your efficiency. Now do not say what if I sleep for 10 or 12 hours. Then, my friend, it is up to you and your schedule. But minimum healthy sleep recommendation is 6-8 hours every day. You need to focus on healthy continuous sleep. Of course, the sleep cycle will also defer from human to human, so continuity is all that matters.
By this, I got reminded of my school days. The fresh mind that we use to have after our sleep. I miss that kind of sleep. Can you imagine a sound snooze? Totally off from the current state, but sadly we miss this today.
2. EXERCISE to Learn Focus
Gym Freeks, this point is something that you already own. Yes, you are the champions of it. Daily same time exercise is said to be the best input for your focus boost. For this, morning hours are recommended. Evening or late night exercise might develop insomnia. But yes, if you are able to plan at some other part of the day which will remain consistent then you can go for it. I choose 6 PM as it is a good time before I go to sleep.
For example, if you are not a gym guy then also you can do a lot of exercise at home, 21 minutes of exercise every day and you are done. Your aim here is to develop focus and to do so, exercise is very important. Simple stretches during your daily work time. Morning pushups or little jog is good to start with.
3. Say No to Multitask
Multitasking with delays between two tasks might be effective. Like washing clothes in the washing machine and working can go together as somehow you can manage between your work and washing.
Whereas, simultaneous tasks confuse your system inside and always ends up in making mistakes because of distracted focus. Like if you aim at cooking food and working for the office, you cannot do both the things at the same time 100% correct, at all the time. Also, in the long run, your focus becomes weaker.
Say No to Multitasking !!
4. Natural Light is Better to Focus
Direct or outdoor light helps reducing stress. Your brain will functions better in natural light. Try setting up your workplace in a way that you get ample natural light, for a maximum period of time during the day. This will help you focus more and also destress your nerves.
5.Music for Focus
Classic Music, a big yes to help regenerate your focus !! Soft old melodies are always better. Music helps bind you to concentrate on one thing. In a way, we can say that it is a catalyst to your focus. It fills energy in you which develops positivity.
One of the most boring point to get your focus up. Yes, you read it correctly. Discipline is utterly necessary to get your dream come true.
Create a schedule for the day, and please do not create an army like schedule on day 1. Remember 21-day rule. So go easy on yourself. You can simply start by a few things and keep adding to optimize your disciplined life, like:
- Fix your Excercise time
- Work on your sleep timing
- plan your wake-up time
- Fix your meal timings.
- Dress Up –
- Yes, this is very important, if you are at your home in your pyjamas, then your focus is highly unlikely. Try dressing up in formals like you have to go for an interview and try working, you will see the difference.
One of the easiest steps is to wear a Watch. If possible a smart one or else normal will also do. It has many advantages, you will not have to check your phone to see the time, as phones mostly distract.
And yes wear it on your non-active hand, i.e if you are right-handed wear it on your left and vice-versa. This will add to your focus learning.
Yeah, most effective and most tough point to regenerate your focus. Technology has given us so much, but on the other side, it has taken away from us as well. If you do not agree with me then try recalling any 10 famous quotes without using your phone. Can you do it !! please try!!
I am sure you will end up at max 3 or 4. Why? – Digital Addiction is the answer, because of which we are giving our memory power to our digital devices.
How to go for Digital Detox? Just switch off your digital connection for 1 hour every day and follow it for 21 days. And see the magic on 21st day. Yes for best results you would have to increase this duration. It is not at all easy to stay away from digital stuff like TV, laptop, mobile for 1 complete day.
Sometimes it is also called a total disconnect. Travel for leisure means complete isolation from your current world and without a phone in hand.
Of course, you can not travel every day or every week so plan whenever possible, plan for short trips, day trips. This helps to reset yourself and regain focus with ease. Recently, I visited East of India. Read my experience to such a beautiful place here.