Cited in wausaudailyherald.com – Find Your Focus
In this great post, Find your focus: Learn how to do away with distractions, we are reminded again of the myth of multitasking, and how draining dividing our attention can be. Especially in this age of distractions, and multiple roles, we need more mindful ways of practicing attention. Methods of relaxing, and a few tricks to stay focussed are shared. I was proud to contribute a few thoughts on how to find your focus:
“Similarly, Washington, D.C.-based clinical psychologist Alicia Clark regularly helps patients improve their ability to focus and beat the battle against distractions. Some tips she recommends include:
Ask yourself why your mind is wandering. Being aware of the fact that you’re distracted is the first step toward refocusing your attention to the task at hand. When you ask yourself why your mind is wandering, it gives you the opportunity to respond to the distraction — whether that means turning off your phone, closing your email or avoiding social networking sites until you’ve finished what you’re doing.
Turn finishing a task into a game. It’s easy to get distracted when you’re doing something you find boring. In order to stay focused, Clark suggests making a game of it, which will keep you engaged and encourage you to finish.”
Always look for the fun in a task, yes, the fun. It will keep you engaged, and on task.
For more ways to limit distractions, please read my post on Managing Distractions.
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