Block out time to focus

CUP0071122Let’s face it, most of us don’t take the time to focus when we really need to.

We try to wedge things in to available moments in time, which often results in us switching from task to task to task throughout the day, without finishing anything.

Give yourself the luxury of blocks of time to focus on one thing and one thing only.

Even if it is only for 15 minutes! You will be amazed at what you can get done in just 15 minutes when you let yourself focus on it.

Remember, if you do nothing, by default you will be interrupted at least once every six minutes, all day long.

That is the path to frustration.

 

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Take regular breaks

breaksIn his book “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working,” Tony Schwartz points out we work best in pulses.

We can focus on something for a period of time, and then we need a period of time to rest.

Most studies indicate that we can only focus intently for about 90 minutes tops before we need to take a break.

Brendan Burchard advocates taking a short break every hour.

I know you think that if you just press on for another 15-20-30 minutes you will get this done, but you are mistaken.

If you give yourself periods of time to focus (from 15 to 90 minutes) and regular periods of time to rest, you will get more done than if you just try to muscle through.

 

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Consultant, coach, speaker, trainer and entrepreneur, Terry Monaghan, publishes Now What, an ezine for entrepreneurs and professionals who want to double their productivity, improve their performance, and have a life! If you’re ready to jump start your performance and your results, then get your free tips now at www.TimeTriage.com.