I always admire people who can be focused in any circumstances, and do their job no matter what. I find it difficult. But always wanted to find reason why I can’t focus so easily. And if you’re struggling find productivity on daily basis I am with you.
For me very helpful is clean environment: desk area where I’m working. I feel better when my desk is literally empty. Some people like messy desk. Desk changes perspective, it changes your mood, it gives you energy, so firstly if you don’t feel productive look around yourself, is it your environment? I found photographs on the internet of all kinds of working places. Which one describes you best?
I’m a morning person, my greatest ideas comes when it’s still bright outside (or of course in the shower) but in the night it’s difficult for me to focus. If you find yourself unproductive maybe you need to work at different time of the day?
I usually like to bribe myself. I promise myself piece of chocolate when I do everything I promised myself. But honestly sometimes I just eat the damn chocolate without doing anything…
I thought of another one while writing this post. Don’t get distracted. I was so into writing, and researching, my head was spinning from all the thoughts, and then I got a phone call… I forgot half of everything I was thinking about. If you really need to do something silence your phone, don’t go on social media, don’t get distracted.
Other thing that helps me focus is music. I know most people get distracted but I can’t work in silence. I usually play mellow and calm music. There’s a lot of good playlists on Spotify.
Although it sounds good in theory in reality it doesn’t go so easy. What’s your method to stay focused? Leave a comment. 🙂