header image ≡ Menu

6 Simple Tricks To Improve Your Focus

Lack of focus normally impacts all areas of our lives. If you are not able to focus at work, you are likely to be irritable and anxious at home. If you are not focusing on relationships as much as you should, it could influence your lifestyle. It is a vicious cycle that must be cracked before you can start achieving the outrageous success that you are longing for.

There have never been as much noises in the past as there are today. Technology has made it possible for us to absorb tons of information super fast. We could be talking on our iPhones, working on our computers, and hanging around on facebook concurrently.

Without focus you can become impatient with yourself, anxious about things that aren’t getting done and unable to finish tasks that can take you to the next rungs of success.

If you are having a difficulty of being focused, all you need are a few simple tweaks to your lifestyle. Below are 6 simple tricks that could help to regain your focusing ability:

#1 Replace Caffeine With Exercise: While caffeine may be addictive and it can help you to stay vigilant, a cardio workout can also keep you going and increase your focus. Exercise releases endorphins, a natural stimulant that can help to sharpen your focus.

#2 Write It Down: If you are finding it difficult to recall things you want to address in a meeting or discuss with coworkers, keep a notepad of written lists that you can refer to periodically. It could be as simple as a reminder or a good idea that you have thought of.

#3 Prioritize: Focus involves prioritizing what is important in your life. Arrange a certain amount of time to accomplish important tasks and don’t take a break until you are done.

#4 Get Sufficient Rest: There is nothing worse than feeling fatigue during productive hours. Drinking too much alcohol or a stressful activity before bed can keep you from getting a good night’s sleep and also play havoc with your focus abilities the next day.

#5 Consume Water: Water is cleansing and life-giving. Believe or not, your focus level will diminish if you are slightly dehydrated. The brain can sense any change that occurs in your physiological make up and operate at a lower level until you correct the situation.

#6 Take Mini Breaks: When you begin to lose focus on something, it may be helpful to take a mini break – stretch, take a walk, or do whatever it takes to refresh yourself. You will be more attentive once you are back and able to finish it in a shorter amount of time.

Focus involves prioritizing what is imperative. Success in work and relationships relies on how you prioritize your focus. Focus can prevent us from wanting to accomplish too much at a time, and do a better job simply because we are giving it all of our attention.

Keeping the focus on our goals can make the difference between success and failure. The same is true for our personal lives. If we lose focus and enthusiasm, our energies will be scattered and lethargic – obstructions can simply creep in and disrupt our lives.

E.g. Once a business is running successfully, we may become lackadaisical because now the challenges aren’t fun anymore. We started get bored with the mundane stuff.

When focus becomes unbalanced, problems begin. A truly successful person knows how to maintain focus between career and personal life so that neither lacks attention.

by KM Lee

KM Lee has been a self-employed geek since 2008. Currently he's working full-time from home online. You can also connect with him: