Focus is the center of attention. Your concentration determines the level of accomplishments you get in life. With focus, you achieve your goals by avoiding the wastage of time and effort on irrelevant things.
Life is like a camera, concentrate on what is important and capture it.
The power of focus affects all areas of your life. Without a disciplined focus, all aspects of your ability to think well will suffer.
"If you can't focus effectively, you can't think effectively."
Factors Affecting Focus.
Distractions hinder you from being productive. We constantly get a reflux of information whether aged or current while in the process of doing something. Distractions literally breaks concentration. It causes stress and derails you from completing tasks.
You will have difficulty focusing your attention due to lack of sleep. Poor sleep can lead to low alertness, slow thought processes and reduced concentration. Your logical reasoning can be chronically affected which affects your focus.
Multitasking derails attentiveness and productivity. The ability to do so many things at once can lead to stress. And most times, the tasks at hand are hindered from getting quality work done which also derails you from completing assignments.
There are times you might be tempted to put aside tasks for hours either because they're unpleasant or overwhelming. Focused people know the best time to do something is now and not later.
"Don't do tomorrow, what can be done today."
Lack of Exercise.
When you don't do physical activity, you'll likely feel neither relaxed nor energetic. Lack of exercise can lead to mental health problems, according to experts. And also dementia and depression.
Ways of Improving your focus.
Get rid of distractions.
You can get rid of mobile distractions by turning off notifications on your phone, closing all social media apps. It's best to keep your phone out of sight for difficult accessibility. And if your distractions deals with your environment, you can move to a quiet place, notify those around you not to distract you for a period of time or better still, go to a place where no one will likely disturb you. Most preferably a library.
Meditating strengthens your mental fitness and improves focus. When meditating, our brain becomes calmer and our whole body automatically becomes more relaxed. Focusing on your breath during this process enhances no distraction by our minds. With practice, you can learn to use your breath to bring your attention back to a particular task when you get interrupted.
Get enough sleep.
The amount of time spent sleeping affects your ability to concentrate. The average time to sleep is between 7 to 8 hours per night. To boost your sleep health, avoid caffeinated beverages especially after lunchtime, turn off electronic devices atleast an hour before bedtime. The blue light from these devices stimulate the brain and can prevent you from feeling sleepy, so it's advisable to use a blue light glass when using electronic devices. Avoiding late night exercises also improves your sleep health.
Snacking on healthy foods and avoiding skipping meals keeps your brain focused and your energy levels up. When you get hungry between meals, having fresh fruits, vegetables to snack on really helps. Also, keep yourself hydrated with plenty of water.
Take a break.
When you focus on something for a long time, your focus may begin to die down. You may feel your energy is fading and then find it more difficult devoting your attention to your task. Taking small breaks like taking a walk, stretching, talking to someone and the likes helps to keep you more focused minded.
Having focus in life is crucial and life changing. When your focus is aligned with your actions, it will produce great results.
Being focused brings you more opportunities, increases your knowledge, helps you become more productive and also helps you in achieving your goals.
Thank you for reading. I hope you feel encouraged to take "focus" into consideration. Let me know your thoughts at the comment section.