4 Easy Concentration Tips To Help You Get Things Done!

We all struggle at times, when we really need to get something done but we are either constantly procrastinating, or starting the task..then giving in to distractions far too easily! With a calming, quiet environment and a few easy tips you can help improve your concentration and get the job done! 


Turn Off Distractions
Whether that's switching off notifications on your phone or laptop, turning the TV off or shutting yourself away for half an hour. Do what you've got to do to focus your mind on the task at hand. 

Every time you succumb to a distraction, you pop over to read an email or check that Facebook notification it takes roughly 10 minutes to focus your attention back to the main task! If you keep doing it, that's a lot of wasted time!

Listen To Relaxing Music
I don't know about you, but I absolutely cannot work in silence. I need some sort of background noise! The trouble is you don't want it to distract you, you want it to help you focus! Katy suggests the 'Music For Concentration' playlist on Spotify which is full of calming, peaceful songs, and Kate suggests giving the app Brain.Fm a go. Why not try one of them for yourself and see what you think?

Set A Time Limit
Set yourself a timer for whatever the task is you need to get done. If it's a large task, break it down into manageable chunks. For example, set a timer for 30 minutes and focus 100% of the task without distractions for 30 minutes. Once the timer is up you can either have a break then carry on, stop completely but know you've got 30 mins done or be happy that the task has been completed in the time.

Reward Yourself
Reward yourself when you get a task done! It'll help you to focus as you know you want that reward afterwards, and it'll give you something to look forward to. Even if that's just a fresh cuppa after working for an hour, or a small square of chocolate after focusing for 30 minutes. 

So there we go, 4 easy to follow tips that you help you focus and get the job done! 
Do you have any more suggestions?

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