Which outcomes occur when you are staying focused? Is being focused making you stress less? Is it making you happier? If it is so vital, why don’t we focus more often?
Staying focused on a single task at a time puts less stress on your mind. And being less stressed permits you to be a lot happier.
It is hard for us to stay focused on a single task for a number of reasons. First, we live in a world where we are continually exposed to television, radio, mobile phones, the Internet, social media, as well as a huge population that is able to easily interact with.
It is hard to get completely distanced from these many distractions. You can just simply go to a room where you can close the door and power off your smartphone and ignore your email.
5 reasons why staying focused is important
1 – As you focus upon a single task, trying to avoid distractions, the brain begins to focus on that task all by itself.
This allows you to accomplish the task much faster than if you are attempting to finish two or more tasks at the same time. For example, let us pretend that you need to create a blog posting or complete your accounting for the week and search for information for a speech coming up.
The easiest thing to do is to put aside everything except that one task.
Thus, for this example, you will want to give all your attention to creating your blog article. That may mean switching off the television, smartphones, social media notices, closing the door, and placing all your attention on writing.
2 – By giving the sum of your attention to the task without distractions, you will get it finished way more quickly and with a lot fewer errors.
Your work will be of much higher quality too. Another benefit to being focused is that your creativity will begin to kick in as well. You will come up with new ideas related to the task at hand.
This is wonderful if you are a person who creates in some way shape or form. This includes traditional creative people like artists, authors, photographers, designers, and musicians, as well as those who make products or services, teachers, researchers, stay-at-home moms or dads, executives, bloggers, and those who need ideas. That means that just about anybody can profit from this.
3 – Being constantly attached to others and having too many distractions that negate your focus can affect your level of stress as well as your productivity.
If you are not focused, you do not accomplish as much as you would if you were really focused on the task you are working on.
4 – Focusing on a single thing for a certain time period will help you think clearly.
Having your mind spread over several tasks at one time keeps you from thinking about what you are actually doing. You only have the time to finish a task fast before you must tackle the next one. All that time you are trying to recall all that has to be completed. If you focus, you can think about only one thing for that period of time.
5 – Focusing permits your subconscious to complete the work.
Think about the time when you learned to ride a bicycle or to drive an automobile. It was hard at the start, but when you began to focus on what you were doing, your subconscious took control and aided you to learn. The same is true in your mundane tasks. Once you start focusing only on one task, your subconscious helps you finish them quicker and easier.
It is paramount to remain focused on a single task at a time to be more productive, to create quality work and to be less stressed. Focusing will help you be more creative and lead to more happiness.
Hopefully, these ideas about staying focused have helped you.
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Mike Gaudreau is the owner of The Wealthy Boomers, a site devoted to helping seniors make money online. Mike resides in Montreal Canada.