Top 10 Ways to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused

Attention is the most precious resource that we can leverage to actually get things done. The ability to focus intensely and for a longer period of time on one activity is undoubtedly essential to every person who wishes to attract abundance and results.

Our brain is a very complex mechanism that often works without our awareness. Our subconscious mind, the deep place where all our memories, feelings, and neuro-associations are stored can be our best friend or our worst enemy.

No matter what goals, profession, or work you are currently pursuing, a disciplined mind is critical for your success. For that reason, in today’s post, I’m sharing 10 effective ways to train your brain to stay focused and productive. Pay attention and apply!

1. Plan and Visualize a Few Critical Tasks Each Day

As a part of your morning routine, establish one to three critical tasks that must be done throughout the day. Don’t just think of them superficially. Visualize them and simulate the feelings you’ll get after finishing each task. If you truly think about your day’s success, your subconscious will do everything it can to help you turn thoughts into reality.

2. Find Your Peak Hours

Pay attention to your energy, thought patterns, distractions, motivation, and moods while experimenting different work hours. Make sure you allow at least a week to establish these peak hours. So, if you try to get your most important tasks done from 8 AM to 10 AM, experiment it for a week. Next week, focus your attention on critical tasks starting from 10 AM and ending at 12 PM.

3. Avoid Multitasking

4. Treat Your Mind Like a Muscle

Whenever you feel like you “must stop working”, you should push it a little further. If you have big trouble focusing right now, you shouldn’t try to work for 60 minutes straight. Build your levels of focus gradually. First two weeks, try focusing for 20 minutes, take a 5-minute break, then go again. In two months, you should be able to stay focused for 60 minutes and get a lot of things done!

5. Build Willpower and Discipline

Willpower and self-discipline are two related traits that should be developed at the same time. Your willpower is the fuel of your actions. Your discipline is your ability to go past intrusive thoughts, comfort zone, and laziness.

Here’s what few people tell you: these skills require consistent practice, building them is not easy, and giving up is not an option.

6. Acknowledge Your Need to Avoid Pain and to Gain Pleasure

Take this example and synchronize it with your life. Every time you want to focus on a task, acknowledge your immediate response. Are you trying to avoid pain? Or you’re looking for pleasure? When you become the observer, you’ll be able to be in charge.

7. Avoid Distractions

8. Leverage the Power of Habits

9. Practice Mindfulness

You can practice mindfulness in various situations: while reading, working, studying, washing dishes, walking in the park, and so on. When your focus is prioritized on what’s happening now, you’ll perform better in most of the situations.

10. Become Sovereign

For example, if you want to read a book today but you instantly feel that this is going to be boring, you’ll never actually read that book. However, if you think of something and you get positive feelings as a reaction, taking action won’t be that difficult.

If you’re aware of this, you can easily implement it. As a result, staying focused on your responsibilities and work will become a piece of cake.

Takeaways

This refers to the universal cause-and-effect principle, which suggests that every thought and feeling you experience and every action you take will generate an effect. Good or bad, that’s totally up to you.

Originally published at facilethings.com.

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