Have you ever promised yourself that
this time it’s going to be different. You will be 100% focused and you will not
let any distractions get in your way. Next thing you know, it’s two hours later.
You’ve checked your email, scrolled through Facebook and read a couple of articles.
However, what you haven’t done is study. And since you got distracted, you now
feel guilty about it. You then start to worry about the future, which leads to feeling powerless. And there the negative circle of distractions continues. If this has ever happened to you and you find it difficult to
concentrate on your work or studies, then this videos is for you. So here are five
tips on how to avoid distractions and stay focused. The first one is to use applications. There are many time management and productivity apps you can use to help you stay off your phone. A couple of them are Forest, StayFocusd
and RescueTime. The second one is to use two accounts on your computer. One of
them is only for your studies or work. The other one can be used during your
free time. In this way, you can separate your focus time from your free time and
avoid multitasking or just quickly check something for two minutes.
The third one is to clear your space. Only have the most necessary things on
your desk and remove the rest, so you don’t have it near you or in sight. The
fourth one is to put your thoughts on paper. The reason for this is that when
you start thinking about something and you need to remember it for later or get
a new idea, you don’t want to forget about it — so by having a blank paper on
your side you can transfer the thought from your brain onto paper, simply by
writing it down. You can then continue focusing without having any hanging
thoughts disturbing you. The fifth and last one is when there are
a lot of noise going on around you, you can listen to music to block out other
distractions. There is one playlist on Spotify that I can highly recommend and
it’s called ‘Deep Focus’. This is a playlist with calm and
relaxing background music that help you focus on the present moment and
concentrate on what you’re currently doing. Right now. Right where you are, you
can decide to not get distracted with things that have nothing to do with your
goals. Because you don’t want to look back and know you could have done better.
The choice is yours and your focus is like any other muscle in your body. As
you train it, it gets stronger and your ability to concentrate increases. Thank you for watching and I’ll talk to you next time!