Being able to focus is an important skill if you want to get anything done and done well!However, sometimes you need a helping hand to get you into the right mind frame and to create the best atmosphere.
Because of this, this piece will take a look at some top tips for getting into the flow at work – the sweet spot that helps you concentrate and enjoy your work so you can get it done with time to spare!
Read on to find out more.
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Get Rid of Any Distractions
The first thing you need to do if you are looking at inducing a flow state of focus is to get rid of any distractions. Distractions are easily one of the biggest focus killers, whether they are physical or mental – however, physical distractions are a little easier to take care of, so start there.
While some people thrive in a chaotic environment, for many, having the TV on, being in a noisy area,or having a cluttered desk can all distract you from immersing yourself in your work.
That being said, some things could be considered distractions that could benefit you, such as listening to music! You can avoid distracting noises at work by listening to curated playlists that help you concentrate, or you can do the opposite, and invest in some earplugs that will block out any chit-chat or machinery.
Get in the Right Frame of Mind
It can feel like there is nothing worse than having to do something when you are not in the mood, but there are some tips you can use to get you ready. For example, watching videos of people doing the same task you are supposed to be doing can get you motivated. Whether this is watching cleaning videos before you have to tackle your kitchen or watching some people stream working from their desks, so you feel like you have a co-worker, it can help you get your brain into gear. A technique called body doubling can also be extremely helpful, especially for those who have attention and focus issues.
Another tip is to dress for the occasion. You will not feel like getting into the flow if you are in your pajamas. Put on some clothes that make you feel ready for work or whatever task you need to do, and watch how you feel changes. Clothes are the ultimate weapon in how you feel and how you can get things done.
Use Methods Such as the Pomodoro Technique
Certain techniques such as Pomodorocan help encourage a flow state of work by allowing you to focus on one thing for a certain period – usually 25 minutes of work followed by 5 minutes of break. The idea is to focus on one thing for a certain amount of time and to keep to that task no matter what. This can allow you to practice discipline and get work done more effectively in less time, freeing yourself up to do other things after.