We could all benefit from a little more focus. There are hundreds of different tactics and tricks to get your brain in gear and concentrate on the task at hand. 

Today, we highlight 4 of the easiest and most effective ways to stay on task. 

Lock it Up

Face it, no IG story, no matter how inspirational, is going to help you focus. One of the best ways to stay off the social sauce is to literally lock it up. 

There are a bunch of apps that you can download both on your computer and your phone that block your socials or prevent you from online shopping on Amazon. 

Some of the most popular blockers include Freedom, AppBlock, FocusMe, and Focus.

Fuel Your Brain

You can’t expect to hit full speed if your tank is empty. Adding some healthy brain food into your diet can really help improve the way you operate. 

Harvard Medical School recommends these foods for maximum brainpower:

  • Green, leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, and broccoli
  • Berries, like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries
  • Walnuts
  • Tea and coffee for the caffeine, in moderation!

Lists All Day!

Sometimes a lengthy to-do list can be daunting. But, according to science, there is really no better way to organize and focus in on tasks than to list them out. 

After you make a list, try choosing two or three key tasks, and tackle those first. 

As Mark Twain once said “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

In other, less amphibious words, get your hardest/most unlikeable task out of the way first!

One thing at a time

While multitasking makes sense on paper, the fact is our brains just don’t operate like that. 

In fact, studies show that multitasking can limit productivity by over 40%. Pick a task and stick to it, once it’s done you can transition to the next thing on your wonderful list. 

These are some of the most simple, effective ways we’ve found to stay on track. Do you have another tip or trick that works well for you? Simply reply to this email and share it with us!