Focus is defined as the act of concentrating your interest or activity on something. It can be a difficult skill to master in this noisy world full of distractions. 

We’re losing our ability to focus but thankfully there are ways to improve focus at work including exercise, diet and goal setting.

Boosting your concentration and becoming super productive could get you that promotion or help you land your dream job.

Let’s take a look at nine ways you can improve your focus at work.

1. Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep deprivation can really affect our ability to focus. I know when I’ve had a bad night’s sleep, I’ll be less productive and not as focused the next day.

Sleep deprivation

Sleeping 8 hours a night (when possible) will set you up for success and improve your focus while completing tasks.

Aim for at least 7 hours of quality sleep each night and get into a routine of waking up at the same time each day. And try to avoid screens such as your smartphone for an hour before bed each night.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, using electronic devices before bedtime can be physiologically and psychologically stimulating in ways that can adversely affect your sleep.

2. Exercise First Thing

Exercise daily

Exercising first thing in the morning can be a productivity booster. And, it doesn’t have to be a long session.

Just 20 minutes of exercise each morning should help you gain better focus. Plus, you’ll get all the other benefits of exercise.

Even if you can only manage a few minutes to start, you’ll soon be able to build it up gradually to a full session.

Not sure where to start? Check out Joe Wicks’ HIIT sessions on YouTube for all levels of trainers including beginners.

3. Try Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting can help you lose weight and increase your energy levels.

Here’s how it works. Basically, you try to consume your daily calories or below within an 8-10-hour window.

Once you get into a routine, it’s actually much easier than it sounds and it’s something I’ve been able to implement into my life.

Most weekdays, I’ll aim for a 9-hour window from 10.00-19:00 or 11:00-20:00 and just have black coffee first thing in the morning.

Besides, boosting your fat loss goals and metabolism, you’ll improve your focus as your body isn’t wasting energy digesting foods.

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