Focusing on work

A person who has work experience knows how much concentration skills matter while one is working. Here are some tips to develop better concentration while one is working or on the job:

Concentrate on one thing at a time without diverting the attention on some other tasks until the first one is completed. It’s always good to do one thing at a time rather than doing 10 different things. Multi-tasking will distract the mind. If one is doing some important work sitting in the office, he must stop thinking about what’s happening around, rather focus on the details of the job at hand. Don’t let the attention wander to other things during this time.

It doesn’t mater how menial the job is, as long as the employee is doing it well. What’s most important is that one must be serious about whatever is assigned to him by his superior. We take a lot of things for grated. To develop focus and concentration try to look at tasks that are being done everyday as if one is doing them for the first or the last time. This will encourage the individual to observe details, which he may have missed before, thus improving his observation and concentration.

If there’s something that’s bothering while one is working, the best way to get that thing out of his head is by writing it down on a piece of paper. This is one way that really works in overcoming the problem that an employee is facing of missing out smaller tasks while completing the bigger and important ones.

An individual can decide before starting the work how he would like to reward himself when he finishes the job well in time and as stipulated by the boss. The reward can be anything that makes him happy and relaxed – like having favorite food, going out for a walk, meeting his best friend etc. It doesn’t have to be something big, any activity that gives pleasure and takes mind off work for some time will do. This system of rewarding really works. This will be like a self incentive for self motivation.

Before one starts doing any work, he must be clear in his mind as to what he wants to accomplish. Think of how to plan to go about it? Allocate appropriate time to that particular task for finishing it as required. Be as specific as possible and move on to some other task only after completing the one which is already on hand.

Interruptions from emails, text messages and phone calls eat up more than a quarter of working day a research study has revealed.

Other disturbing factors are the constant stream of queries from work colleagues, friends and families which take up more than two hours. There seems little point in knuckling down to tackle projects. The working day is interrupted every three minutes, ensuring a quarter of tasks are put off until the next day.

Don’t move unnecessarily without a purpose as this can waste ones precious time and the tasks on hand will get delayed for no apparent reasons. Restless people can never sit at one place. People who have short attention spans are usually restless people. If one watches them one will notice them making a lot of unnecessary movements like shaking hands and legs while sitting talking etc. While those people who have good concentration are usually calm. They sit and stand still without any unnecessary movements. This helps to preserve ones valuable energy and improve concentration at work.

Always be sincere. Half-hearted efforts reflect in the quality of work. To do things better, do them with interest.

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