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10. Use a timer

10. Use a timer

  • Train your brain to hyper-focus on a task.
  • Use a timer or phone alarm.
  • Decide what task to work on.
  • Set an alarm for 20-30 minutes.
  • When the alarm sets off, take a 5 min break.

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6. Acknowledge you need to avoid pain and gain pleasure.

6. Acknowledge you need to avoid pain and gain pleasure.

When we do something, we do it because we seek pleasure or because we want to avoid pain.

  • Face the pain.
  • Do the tasks.
  • Do the work.

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4. Treat your mind like a muscle.

4. Treat your mind like a muscle.

What do you do when you want to build muscles?

  • You exercise. Not just once, but regularly.
  • Training your brain to stay focused is a matter of practice.
  • Every time you experience distracting thoughts, acknowledge them.

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9. Practice mindfulness.

9. Practice mindfulness.

Mindfulness implies self-awareness.

Practicing mindfulness is nothing more than focusing your entire attention on the present moment.

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2. Find your peak hours.

2. Find your peak hours.

Some people perform better during the day, while others do great during the night.

To find your most productive hours "the peak hours", you should actively measure your productivity during various hours of the day.

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5. Build willpower and discipline.

5. Build willpower and discipline.

Very few of us are making real decisions.

Your willpower is the fuel of your actions.

Your discipline is your ability to go past intrusive thoughts, your comfort zone, and laziness.

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8. Leverage the power of habits.

8. Leverage the power of habits.

If you build empowering habits, you'll no longer have to use your motivation and willpower to become focused.

The mind will recognize the pattern and will make your job easier.

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1. Plan and visualize a few critical tasks each day.

1. Plan and visualize a few critical tasks each day.

Our thoughts shape our reality.

Why? Because our thoughts generate feelings, feelings lead to action, and action leads to results.

Take some time to visualize your tasks each day.

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7. Avoid distractions.

7. Avoid distractions.

You can't train your brain to stay focused unless you ensure that your external environment also lacks distractions.

Get off your phone.

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3. Avoid multitasking.

3. Avoid multitasking.

They have proven multitasking reduces our cognitive abilities because the brain can only fully focus on one task at a time.

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Top 10 Ways to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused

Top 10 Ways to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused

  1. Plan and visualize a few critical tasks each day.
  2. Find your peak hours.
  3. Avoid multitasking.
  4. Treat your mind like a muscle.
  5. Build willpower and discipline.
  6. Ackn...

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Whether you are dealing with too much work, lack of sleep, simple laziness or have lost your motivation, not being able to focus can set you back from your goals, both professional and personal. If you let yourself get carried away by your emotions, thoughts, anxiety or immediate pleasure, you will struggle with staying focused and getting things done.

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