6 Ways To Refocus Right Now
Posted by Adam Jelic on
This time of year you may be starting to feel scattered as you jump from one project to another. Productivity has flown out the window and you’re not feeling in the zone any more. Sound familiar? When there’s so much to do but you can’t seem to focus, try these simple steps to help you readjust and come back into the moment.
Take three deep breaths and clear your mind.
While deep breathing is important for overall body health, it is a fantastic tool to ease and destress the mind. Wherever you are right now, close your eyes and breathe in and out deeply through your nose three times. You’ll instantly fill your body with oxygen and feel more clear and alert.
Pause to listen to some music.
Many people find listening to music helps them concentrate, especially during creative tasks. But if you’re not one of these people, give yourself a break for a couple of minutes during the day to listen to a song that you can’t help but sing along to. It will release enrophis and bring you back into the moment quick smart!
Walk a lap around the block.
Getting out into the fresh air is a total no brainer for increase in focus but it’s movement creates happy energy within your brain in the form of dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline. This means your mood will skyrocket and you’ll feel re-energized. Bonus points if you can fit in a midday workout or yoga class!
Drink some water.
Your brain requires energy which is why you might often feel the urge to reach for something sweet mid afternoon. But have you ever thought that maybe you’re brain is just dehydrated? If water isn’t enough, try sipping on some uplifting herbal tea like lemongrass & ginger or a herbal chai to give you a little boost.
Change your environment.
Even if you work in a corporate office, step away from your desk and take your laptop/notebook to another room or a sunny spot outside to boost your creativity. A scene change can quickly spark your thought process again and give you an added spurt of motivation.
Break down your work into little steps.
Looking at your never ending to-do list can be really overwhelming so try focusing on three main tasks each day. Within each of these tasks write down all the little things you need to do to complete them and tick them off as you go. The power of progress will kick in and you’ll realise you’ve actually achieved a lot!