1. Start your day with mind-calming activities. Whether that’s exercise, deep breathing exercises, listening to music, or reading the newspaper while you drink your morning coffee.
2. Schedule “do not disturb” time. Schedule focus periods throughout your day at the times when you’re most creative and strategic.
3. Apply the brakes on distractions. “Notice the distraction, take a deep breath and make a conscious choice to stay with the focus or follow the distraction if it’s urgent, rather than allowing [it] to hijack your attention,” says Moore.
4. Take frequent brain breaks. “Encourage your mind to wander and move your body to refresh your brain,” says Moore.
5. Fuel your brain. Regular exercise improves attention, memory and the brain’s ability to absorb new information. In addition to exercise, your brain requires certain nutrients to stay at its peak performance.
via How to Harness Your Brains Secret Efficiency.
Luckily I do these things, if not regularly. I guess that’s the real trick is to get on board with a regimen. Just like losing weight or meditating, anything worth having is worth focusing on.
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