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What I Do When I Can’t Focus

Do you struggle to finish your tasks? Are you always distracted by notifications, gossiping, or anything that’s random?

In that case, you and I are alike. Because focusing on a single thing is one of the hardest things at work.

There’s always something that interrupts you, right?

  • Another person

  • A call

  • A meeting

  • A false emergency

  • Your cat

  • A stranger’s cat

  • News about last night’s NBA game

Sure, you can blame those things — but that’s weak. You and I both know that those things can’t interrupt you without your permission.

That means every time you’re not focused; you’re giving someone or something permission to enter your mind.

Scary, isn’t it?

That’s how I look at interruptions. But I have to admit that I can’t maintain my focus all the time. Sometimes, I give in. It’s not good.

Your life doesn’t benefit from gossiping, looking at Instagram 439 times a day, watching 49 YouTube videos, and reading negative news articles.

So, what can you do to improve your focus? Here are 2 things that I always do when I find myself not being able to focus on what matters.