Focus Pocus

Good news!  Here are three ways to improve your focus.  Improved focus leads to greater creativity and productivity.

Tame your frenzy

Tame emotional frenzy by exercising, meditating, and sleeping well. Notice your negative emotional patterns. Does a co-workers’ quirk annoy you?  Take a few breaths and let go of the irritation.

Apply the brakes

Use the ABC method as your brain’s brake pedal to prevent distractions from hijacking your focus:

  • Become Aware of your options: you can stop what you are doing and address the distraction, or you can let it go.
  • Breathe deeply and consider your options.
  • Then Choose thoughtfully: Stop? or Go?

Shift Sets

Before you go to a new task, shift your focus from your mind to your body.  Go for a walk, climb stairs, do some deep breathing or stretches.  Sometimes new ideas emerge during physical breaks.

Source: Business Week

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