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having trouble focusing on tasks
May 12, 2020

having trouble focusing on tasks

I often hear my clients complain of difficulty concentrating. Be it on the job, on their creative tasks, or even in their daily routines, I frequently hear them talk about difficulty keeping track of their ever-growing list of to-do’s and their frantic efforts to keep themselves organized and on top of their various roles and demands. I hear them tell me about…

Games to improve focus
April 12, 2020

Games to improve focus

Attention Game: Stroop This game is a variation on the famous Stroop effect. It s a fun way to test your ability to focus while processing information. It will train you to focus, improve your concentration, and pay attention. Attention and Age As we get older the challenges associated with inattentiveness grow. Deteriorating visual attention can affect behavior…

Stay focused on your goals
March 13, 2020

Stay focused on your goals

Funny things happen when I snap my fingers. On a stage in Syracuse, a grown man fell instantly and deeply into a state of total relaxation and collapsed onto the floor. At a training event in Philadelphia, a woman became convinced she was communicating with extraterrestrials and started shouting in beeps and whistles. During a conference in Cleveland, an executive…

Focusing techniques for ADHD
February 12, 2020

Focusing techniques for ADHD

A wandering mind is common for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Whether you’re talking to your boss or best friend, you might easily lose track of conversations. Or get easily distracted and forget what you were working on. Or miss details and make careless mistakes. But this isn’t an oversight on your part. An inability to focus is…

How to stay focused on a task?
January 13, 2020

How to stay focused on a task?

In case you haven’t noticed, I write about all the stuff I suck at. And here’s my worst struggle yet: staying focused. But this discipline is a non-negotiable for a writer. It’s essential for anyone who is serious about doing great work. I don’t care if you have to trick yourself into it. If you’re going to do stuff that matters, you will need to find a way to…

ways to focus better
December 14, 2019

ways to focus better

They say the key to success is to simply show up every day and do what needs to be done. But showing up is the easy part. How to focus and stay on-task is the real challenge. Like an old lawn mower, it probably takes a few tries to get going. However, when you do, you enter a state of focus where you forget the world and are able to get lost in your work. It’s…

Focused person
November 14, 2019

Focused person

There is no shortage of distraction in life. If you re trying to focus on work, your family needs your attention. Try to focus on family, and the duties of the job get in the way. People load up with hobbies and trips and learning and aspirations and TV and Internet surfing and video games and social media. And then there are all those distractions caused by…

Enhance focus
October 15, 2019

Enhance focus

Reduce Hyperactivity and Improve Your Child’s Ability to Focus with These Simple Diet Changes Diet and behavior go hand in hand so it’s no surprise that many of the symptoms of ADHD like hyperactivity and inability to focus can sometimes be improved by changing the way your child eats. Studies have shown that eating foods high in protein, controlling sugar intake…

What can help me focus?
September 15, 2019

What can help me focus?

Photo: Adam Levey 1 of 5 I m so scatterbrained—I must have ADHD. It s a lament that doctors like Michael Coates, MD, are hearing more and more from adult patients, many of whom assume medication is the answer to their woes. Yet most people don t have ADHD, nor do they need a pill, says Coates, who chairs the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Wake…

Ways to improve mental focus
August 16, 2019

Ways to improve mental focus

If you start hitting wayward passes and miscuing your shots (more than usual), take a break – it’s a sign your football brain is running low on power. A study in Australia on how players react to mental strain found technique suffered just as much as physical output. Players passing and shooting was found to be less accurate, and even their reactions and forward…

Focus meditation techniques
July 17, 2019

Focus meditation techniques

Many people who turn to meditation for stress relief find focused meditation easier than traditional meditation practices. That is because this meditation exercise allows you to focus your attention on an object, sound or some other stimulus rather than trying to achieve a clear mind. Focused meditation is something that everyone can do at home without an instructor…

Focused on Your goals
June 17, 2019

Focused on Your goals

How you identify a single, concrete, measurable goal. Humanistic. Focus on who you want to help rather than jumping to solutions. Empathize with your audience to develop Points of View (POV): [USER] needs to [USER’S NEEDS] because [SURPRISING INSIGHT]. Actionable. Use tactical micro goals to achieve long-term macro goals. Testable. Identify metrics that will…

Mental focus definition
May 18, 2019

Mental focus definition

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems are not due to defiance or lack…

Tools to help You focus
April 18, 2019

Tools to help You focus

Everyone who works on a computer would know that it’s not easy to concentrate on work the entire time. This is especially apparent when working on your own computer where there’s no network restrictions to what websites you can visit, giving you the ease of access to social networks, non-work related news websites or watching tech channels on YouTube. Doing any…

How to develop focus?
March 19, 2019

How to develop focus?

If you want to succeed in life, if you want to get what you desire most, if you want to achieve your goals… you need to master the art of focus. And of course, this doesn’t only apply to succeeding in your business, advancing your career or improving your financial situation. It holds true for every aspect of your life: finding more fulfillment, creating better…

Get focussed
March 15, 2019

Get focussed

On the other hand, people who multi-task are more likely to make mistakes, get distracted, struggle with creative work, produce less and/or lower quality output and achieve fewer goals. They are also more likely to experience higher levels of stress. There are also studies that suggest that habitual multitasking may be impacting the physical structure of the…

Mind focusing exercises
February 13, 2019

Mind focusing exercises

The proof that we are not the mind comes with training. Accept the idea in theory, and in time, as your control over your thoughts grows, you will know it as a fact. In reality, you, the real you, is the one mastering the mind. It is not the mind mastering itself. Advice for Practicing the Concentration Exercises Find a place where you can be alone and undisturbed…

Natural ways to focus
January 14, 2019

Natural ways to focus

I call it the September phenomenon. My practice fills with children getting ready for school, college students grabbing their last-minute prescriptions and everyone questioning whether they should refill their ADD/ADHD medicine of choice. It is always interesting to see the diversity amongst my ADD population. Many young children and adolescents love the feeling…

Why is it important to stay focused?
December 15, 2018

Why is it important to stay focused?

It happens all the time. When building a new online business, many entrepreneurs become scattered and distracted in both strategy and execution, trying to move in too many directions at the same time. This lack of focus ends up causing a lack of real movement for the business in any one particular direction and can ultimately lead to failure. In this post we…

Help focusing
November 15, 2018

Help focusing

In a recent post, I provided an overview of the How Hiring Process Impacts Performance matrix shown below. It demonstrates the concept that the quality of the process a company uses to hire people is a great predictor of the quality of the people actually hired. Given this, all a company needs to do to improve its hiring results is to benchmark how the best people…

How to get your focus back?
October 16, 2018

How to get your focus back?

It took me a long time to write this piece. I found myself researching quotes (finally settling on the very appropriate Daniel Goleman one above), which led me to other websites that had nothing to do with what I was really writing about. Then I started to think about the things I haven’t been focusing on as much as I should. Inevitably, this led me to think…

What helps with focus?
September 16, 2018

What helps with focus?

1. Coffee + Cinnamon Sure, it might seem obvious that coffee would perk you up and help you focus, but did you know that two to three daily cups have been linked to both long- and short-term improvements in memory? Bolster its brain-boosting effects even further by adding a few dashes of cinnamon—a 2009 study found that even just the smell of this spice can lead…

Things to help you focus
August 17, 2018

Things to help you focus

Some years ago, knowing that in business, the numbers always tell the real story – indeed numbers can provide clarity in most areas of life – I decided to calculate my “off” days. I calculated over a period of 6 months. Hmm, the results certainly gave me enough clarity for me to actually do something about it. Indeed I was shocked into making the changes necessary…

study focus tips
July 18, 2018

study focus tips

Everyone has their own reasons for deciding to study in the first place. She might want to become a manager at her current workplace; he might want to rise above his current circumstances; you might want to change your career. No matter what your reason is, it is important that you stay focused on your studies if you want to reach your full potential. 1) Keep…

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