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13 Ways to Beat Distractions and Stay Focused at Work

We are being constantly distracted all throughout our lives, but it’s never been more prevalent than when we try to concentrate at work.

Gaining mental focus and clarity is something that we daydream about, but it feels like an elusive Holy Grail that we’ll never find.

If you feel that you’ll never be able to gain focus and mental clarity again, fear not, because there are ways to eliminate distractions at work.

In fact, we will share 13 ways to improve concentration levels with these distraction destroying techniques.

 

  1. Decluttering Your Workspace

When your workspace is filled with clutter, you’ll feel stressed, troubled, and distracted by all of the mess.

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Clean up your workstation. You’ll be more productive than you’ve been in years.

 

  1. Keep Snacks on Hand

We all experience lulls throughout the day. By keeping snacks at your desk, you’ll be able to grab a quick pick me up without ever having to leave your workspace.

 

  1. Make Certain Tasks a Priority

We all have too much to do throughout the day. To get the most important things done, you’ll need to prioritize your tasks and focus on the projects that need your attention the most.

 

  1. Write a To-Do List

When you have a to-do list readily at hand, you’ll know precisely what to work on next. This will help improve mental clarity, focus, and concentration levels.

 

  1. Shut Down Your Personal Email and Cell Phone

If at all possible while at work, turn off your company email and do not answer the phone. Some businesses will not allow this, so you should at least turn off your personal cell phone and email to avoid these additional distractions.

 

  1. Healthy Eating

Healthy eating leads to mental clarity and limited brain fog. Also, since healthy eating is good for our body, it’s also the reason for the most important cancer treatment breakthroughs being discovered today.

 

  1. Fall in Love with Your Work

Doing work that you love will make it much easier to stay focused. If you are in a job that you dislike, you’ll constantly find any reason to be distracted because you’re unhappy with what you do.

 

  1. Turn off Social Media

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Social media has a way of stealing away our time. Your Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts are going to destroy your productivity, so stay away from them during the workday.

 

  1. Take Supplements

Sometimes we have a tough time with distractions because our body chemistry isn’t in alignment. Nootropics like Noopept are the answer to your prayers because they will help you concentrate, focus, and experience greater mental clarity while eliminating brain fog.

 

  1. Leave Water at Your Desk

Occasionally, we will experience a lack of mental clarity because we’re dehydrated. So it’s always good to leave water at your desk so that you can rehydrate quickly and improve your ability to focus at work.

 

  1. Turn Your Workspace into a Distraction Free Area

If you have coworkers that love to huddle around your desk and gossip, tell them that your workspace isn’t the water cooler and they should find somewhere else to congregate.

 

  1. Become Unreachable

Become unreachable to everyone in your office if you’re working on an important project.

Tell everyone to leave you alone for the time being and stop answering emails and phone calls temporarily until you’ve completed the task at hand.

 

  1. Noise Canceling Headphones

Do you work in a loud and busy office environment? If the noise makes it nearly impossible to concentrate, start wearing noise canceling headphones to block out the sounds that distract you.

Conclusion

Use these suggestions to eliminate distraction and achieve mental focus once and for all.

About the Author Wendy Dessler

Wendy is a super-connector with OutreachMama and Towering who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.

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