Maintain Your Concentration in an Environment of Distractions
The most effective time management system in the world won’t do a thing to improve your productivity if you can’t focus on one thing. For many of us, the problem isn’t a lack of willpower; it’s the ability to refuse distractions caused by other people, the environment, and your mind. With noise, interruptions, people, and instant messages, so many things compete for our attention that it’s often very difficult to concentrate. This seminar will improve your ability stay on target and focus on the task at hand.
- Configure your office for maximum productivity and minimum distractions.
- Protect yourself from your technology, outside environment, and co-worker “drop-ins.”
- Implement the behaviors that create a “Focus Zone” whenever you need it.
- Create “concentration blocks” in your daily schedule.
- Learn the mechanics of making intangible thoughts tangible.
- Design an effective capture system to log random thoughts in the proper location.
- Improve your memory and recall skills.
- Avoid multi-tasking and attempting to do too many things at once.
- Understand the neurology of the brain when focusing and the effects of distraction.
- Recognize signs of brain overload and get your mind focused again.
- Get absorbed in a task and achieve a state of “flow.”
- Concentrate on a task that bores you or doesn’t really interest you.
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