Small tasks can take a lot of time and along with it, our focus on what’s more important too. Every day we are plagued with distractions and if unchecked, we are left taking for granted on the more important goals instead. So how do we stay focused amidst all the distractions to become more productive?
Don’t get too stressed. It’s convenient to lose control because of stress so if you feel the pressure building up, take time to breath and force yourself to relax. Think happy thoughts which can help relax your muscles. When you learn to de-stress, you’ll be able to think more clearly and make better decisions.
Don’t believe easily. Although it is good to have faith in humans, one lie may cost a lot especially at work. You have to learn to discern if someone is telling the truth or not. It’s also counterproductive when dealing with stress. When you know that you’re not lied upon, you will feel more secure and relaxed.
Don’t procrastinate. There are a lot of tips and guides on how not to procrastinate but the will to stop is just actually inside you. Procrastination happens when we are surrounded by temptations in various forms. Be strict on the deadlines you set for yourself and stick with them no matter what.
Don’t complicate things. There are times that we tend to go for complicated solutions when we can opt for simpler ones. Breaking down a complicated task for example, and tackling it in simple steps can lead us stay focused and be more effective.
Don’t get near toxic people. But if you have to work with them, don’t get too carried away by filtering your reactions towards them. Like food, toxins are not healthy for mental health and may cause severe harm in the long run.