“Focus and productivity are related. The more you can concentrate on an activity, the more quality and performance it will have. However, given the diversity of stimuli and other excesses we are used to in contemporary life, it is difficult to cultivate these skills” says Tamas Boruah.
Tamas further adds “This is especially true for entrepreneurs. On the other hand, lack of focus and concentration can have negative consequences in daily activities and even in the achievement of long-term planning”.
Therefore, alternatives must be sought to ensure that focus and productivity are constant in business life. Below entrepreneur Tamas will offer some tips for this.
1. Work Rituals Are Great Allies Of Focus And Productivity
One of the keys to being more focused and productive at work is to establish a routine that you are able to carry out. Enjoy that you are an entrepreneur and can set your own schedules and habits, but take them seriously.
Identify the resources that favour your concentration and productivity and use them to your advantage. Some measures that work for many people in this regard are:
— Determine a limit on working hours, a timetable for this and comply with it;
— Set aside time for work outside the business environment, preventing external demands from consuming you and preventing you from being able to carry out certain fundamental activities;
— Make lists and plans that help you remember and keep track of your routine;
— Set aside time for distractions and respect your rest breaks, especially lunch breaks;
— Transform your work environment into a space conducive to your concentration.
2. Eat Properly
Your focus and productivity are more related to your stomach than you might think. In addition to not being favourable to maintaining attention, working with hunger or after eating “heavy” foods, the nutrients in your body will influence your performance.
It is necessary to ensure that your diet provides the nutrients with your body needs throughout the day, with a focus on B vitamins, omega-3, taurine, among others. Coffee, when consumed in moderation, is also a great ally of concentration. On the other hand, processed foods are unfavourable.
3. Avoid Excess Stress
Emotional aspects such as stress and anxiety are enemies of focus and productivity. The effect of these emotions harms not only the mind but also the body, sometimes turning into illness.
Therefore, the space for relaxation, leisure and rest needs to be part of the lives of entrepreneurs who intend to be productive. When you can’t handle these issues alone, asking for professional help is always the best alternative.
4. Try The Pomodoro Technique
The Pomodoro technique proposes alternating work and rests time with a higher recurrence than the traditional way. There are 25 minutes of work with intervals of 5 minutes of rest 4 times and, later, there is a longer break.
You don’t necessarily need to follow this proposal to the letter. Just remember that your concentration stays for about an hour on a single activity and notice your own pace. From there, customize the work and break times that work best for you.
These are some tips that can help you have more focus and productivity in the life of an entrepreneur.
Tamas Boruah is an entrepreneur and man behind Verd Media. Verd Media as a digital marketing company provides all the marketing solutions for a brand/ website/ company to survive online