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10 Tips to Help Reduce Distractions and Increase Your Focus

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Have a Plan the Night Before

Consider writing down two things that must get completed in order for that day to be productive. The reason there are two things is that perhaps the first task takes a shorter time than exp...

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Turn Off the Distractions

Proactively checking for information may keep you from having it interrupt a concentrated work flow. You may want to turn off all notifications from smartphones and desktops applic...

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Get Comfortable

This means something different for every small-business owner. Comfort could be determined by the clothes, the chair, the music, the tempe...

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Practice Meditation

This may allow your mind to let go of interrupting thoughts and get centered on one thing. Consider sitting quietly in a place for three to five minutes

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Set Smaller Goals

"Big fat hairy goals" (BFHG) may be great for motivational speeches, but they don't help anyone focus on getting important things done. Consider breaking down all goals to smaller pieces

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Sleep

According to sleepfoundation.org, h

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Use Visual Reminders

Stuck on the top of my office computer monitor are three words: "Focus, Focus, Focus. " When I have difficulty sticking to a task or want to escape doing it to check email or Facebook, I look at th...

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Give a Reward

Delaying gratification can actually help people focus on getting something done. To give it a try, choose the task and the customized reward (food, check social m...

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Walkabout

Standing up—or better yet, getting away from the office—can help increase your focus. Taking even a short walk away from work can help refresh the body and mind. Taking a b...

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Unplug and Play

Non-work and screen activities can help free your brain up to focus later on a new task. For at least 30 minutes a day, consider working out, going for a run or bike ride

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