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Hello and Welcome from Michael The Traveling Trucker. Here are some tips for you to use daily to stay focused.
Evaluate How Mentally Focused You Are. How strong is your mental focus at the present moment? Your Focus Is Good If… You find it easy to stay alert. You set goals and break tasks up into smaller parts. You take short breaks, then get back to work.
Your Focus Needs Work If… You daydream regularly. You can’t tune out distractions. You lose track of your progress. Let me say here, we ALL get distracted from time to time. Learning to focus takes practice. You can and will learn this valuable lesson so give it time to master.
To improve focus and productivity, build healthy habits like getting enough sleep and exercise. Multitasking and social media can cause distractions during work, so it’s best to limit them. Breaks are important to stay focused — try a time-blocking technique like the (pomodoro method).
So what is the Pomodoro Technique? Pomorodo is tomato in italian. The secret to effective time management is…thinking in tomatoes rather than hours? I know this sounds crazy, just keep reading. This popular time management method asks you to alternate pomodoros — focused work sessions — with frequent short breaks to promote sustained concentration and stave off mental fatigue. Thinking in TOMATOES is way more fun than thinking in hours.
1st- pick a task-2nd-set a timer for 25 minutes-3rd- work on your task until the timer buzzes 4th-Take a 5 minute break 5th-For every 4 pomodoro take longer breaks 15-30 minute breaks.
What is the Pomodoro Technique?
The Pomodoro Technique was developed in the late 1980s by then university student Francesco Cirillo. Cirillo was struggling to focus on his studies and complete assignments. Feeling overwhelmed, he asked himself to commit to just 10 minutes of focused study time. Encouraged by the challenge, he found a tomato (pomodoro in Italian) shaped kitchen timer, and the Pomodoro technique was born.
If the saying “practice makes perfect” is true, then meditation is a sure way to enhance focus because it takes a great deal of concentration.
Exercises like swimming, running, walking, yoga. You get the picture, right?” DO SOMETHING EACH DAY.
Establish a to-do list
To-do lists not only help you prioritize what tasks you need to get done first, but they can also serve as a record of the loose ends.
Try a small amount of caffeine
If you’re feeling groggy, grab a CUP OF JOE or something with caffeine. Studies suggest that caffeine may, in moderate doses, help to boost focus — particularly in those of us who are fatigued.
Get away from screens during breaks
Not all breaks are created equal. If your pomodoro work sessions happen on your computer, don’t just switch over to Twitter or Instagram when the timer goes off. Give your eyes and brain a break from screens — that means your phone too! Stand up, move around, stretch, go outside, do a mini meditation, grab a snack, watch birds out the window. If you work from home, fold some clothes or clear off the kitchen table.
Now you are armed and ready to get your tasks done in a timely manner.
YOU CAN DO THIS-I BELIEVE IN YOU