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8 Simple Ways You Can Try Now To Train Your Brain To Stay Focused

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8 Simple Ways You Can Try Now To Train Your Brain To Stay Focused

Training your brain to stay focused and on task is key to optimal productivity. Here are 8 simple ways you can try now to train your brain to stay focused, on task, and to create more time on your day to be awesome.

1. Plan tasks in advance

List your 3 most important tasks to deal with in a day the night before, so you hit the ground running. Choose just 3 tasks to prioritise for a day, and be clear on how much you can achieve in any time frame.

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2. Get started without checking in

Get started on your first task without checking your email or social media channels. The sense of achievement felt by getting one task completed will make your day feel more successful and productive. Also, your brain will not feel overwhelmed by information before getting started, and the temptation to go off track is reduced.

3. Set a routine

Help your brain get used to being productive by creating a routine and working habits that you stick to.

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4. Work on one task at a time

Whilst the creative, entrepreneurial brain works in non-linear ways, training your brain to work one just one task at a time is a great way to plough through tasks and to tame the butterfly brain of a Type A personality.

5. Silence the extra noise

When working on a task, silence extra distractions from social media and email updates and alerts to stay on task and focussed.

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See also: 10 Critical Tips to Prevent Distraction and Sharpen Your Focus

6. Use the alpha waves

Using music specifically designed to emulate alpha waves of the brain is proven to enhance productivity and focus.

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7. Split tasks into chunks

The Pomodoro technique is a famous time management task technique that uses timers to set boundaries around tasks. Proven to enable efficient, focussed working there are many tools available to help time your work online.

See also: The Pomodoro Technique: Is It Right For You?

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8. Build in exercise time

Exercise releases endorphins, raises serotonin levels, and also allows space for creative ideas to form. Just half an hour a day will help your brain stay focused and productive.

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