Knobull Support Brings Improved Focus On Work & Career

BOSTON - BostonChron -- Lynn Bentley, President of Academic Search Engine Knobull reports, "Distraction is inevitable at work. With notifications popping up on your computer or phone to simply feeling disengaged with your work, losing your focus can result from a wide range of factors."

We've all had moments in our career when our mind is wandering, either because it wasn't fully engaged or simply because we were more interested in pursuing a side project or laying the groundwork for a future ambition.

Our Thoughts Can Constantly Race

We can be preoccupied with thoughts about the state of business, generating new content, planning the next project, and top of that, ensuring we give ample attention to our personal life.

The Perils of a Busy Mind

Constant mental chatter can increase stress, decrease productivity, and just hinder our ability to fully engage with our work.

The combination of the inclination to plan, multitask, and place high expectations creates a situation where the mind feels like it's racing all the time.

We can start trying to quiet our mind and incessant mental chatter with techniques which can help you to feel more present and relaxed in a career, which is a marathon, not a sprint.

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1.Time Tasks: By timing tasks, you can create a more focused environment that reduces your temptation to multitask. Setting a countdown timer for each activity adds a sense of urgency and keeps you accountable.

2.Force Focus: Using task management apps like Trello or ToDoIst or an Academic Search Engine can help you work on one single task at a time and maintain a singular focus.

3.Minimize Digital Distractions: Some people go so far as to turn off wireless connectivity on their phones or computers as much as possible.

4.Block Time: Allocate blocks of "focused time" for different tasks. Dedicate uninterrupted periods in your calendar where you commit to focusing on a specific task.

Staying Present In Your Career Is Critical

If you're someone who associates professional effectiveness with efficient multitasking, you may find this idea of focus counterintuitive. A career coach like JobStars on the Knobull homepage can help!

Bentley concluded, "However, it's also important to decide when focus should trump juggling. By timing tasks, forcing focus, minimizing distractions, and blocking time, you can remain more present, feel a deeper connection to your work, and derive more fulfillment from your professional life."

Source: Knobull

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