Focus is something that almost everyone struggles with. Especially in a world full of distractions, the ability to focus comes at a premium. Here are 3 suggestions to help you develop focus!
When you meditate, your brain will shift from primarily alpha waves to theta waves. Theta waves will encourage creativity, support problem-solving and increase memory. Theta waves will improve your focus and keep you calm and balanced.
Exercise improves concentration, memory and mood. Physical activity will immediately boost dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin levels all of which have an impact on concentration and focus.
3. Work on self-awareness
We tend to be overconfident and overly optimistic when it comes to decision making. In fact, more often than not, actions do not lead to the exact results we expect nor does the amount of time it takes to accomplish a task line up with our expectations. When it comes to focusing in on what’s important, and figuring out what that is, the more self aware you are, the better off you’ll be!
To manage your self-awareness, take your estimates and when it comes to your confidence levels, cut it by 20%. If you’re 100% confident, move forward as if you’re only 80% confident.
Likewise, if you believe something will happen then you need to reduce your expectations and be more conservative. This will be more expensive by 50%, adjust to 70% mentally. Think it will take 2 hours? Plan for 2 ½ hours.
These are fixes to help adjust your self-awareness if it needs some work. These fixes will help you better manage your decision making and focus on what’s most important.
If you need some serious help with self-awareness, join us in the lab where it’s a topic that comes up frequently! You can access the lab here.
You can also listen in to our podcast with Robert Morrison where decision making and focusing on priorities was a major topic of conversation!