In today’s world, distractions are all around us. Technology has made things so easily accessible that we are constantly being drawn to distractions. Whether you are trying to finish a project at work or training for a marathon, your ability to focus can mean the difference between success and failure. Fortunately, focusing is a lot like a mental muscle. The more you work on building it up, the stronger it gets. Here are our top tips to improve focus.
But first, before you start working toward improving your mental focus, you might want to begin by assessing just how strong your mental focus is at the present moment. Ask yourself questions like:
- Do you daydream a lot?
- Are you easily distracted by your phone?
- Do you find yourself on social media often?
- Do you lose track of what you are working on?
- Do you often find yourself looking for something else to do?
If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you should work on your focus.
Tips to Improve Focus
Limit Your Focus
A lot of us try to multitask. Whether it is working on a project and an email pops up, so you answer it or a message from a co-worker comes through, etc. Multitasking seems like a great way to get a lot done quickly, but it turns out that people aren’t that great at it. Juggling multiple tasks at once can dramatically cut down on productivity and makes it much harder to focus on the details that are important. Give your full attention to one thing at a time.
Have you ever tried to focus on the same thing for a long period of time? After a while, your focus starts to diminish and it becomes more and more difficult to concentrate. As your concentration starts to go, your performance suffers too. Researchers have found that taking even very brief breaks by shifting your attention elsewhere can dramatically improve mental focus.
Strengthening your mental focus is not something that will happen overnight and we know that. We know that so well that we created a drink to help mental focus. Our SUPER POWDER contains a proprietary blend of 5-HTP, resveratrol, l-tyrosine, quercetin, huperzine-A, and astragalus. This blend helps your mind to be sharper, clearer, and a bonus, happier.
It is always hard to focus when you are constantly thinking about other things. Whether it is worrying about the past, stressing about the future, thinking about what you need from the grocery store, or grabbing your phone. Staying engaged in the present keeps your attention sharp and your mental resources honed in on the details that really matter.