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10 Tips to Increase your Focus

Did you know the ability to focus depends on your mental state?

Your focus depends on how many resources you are using in other areas, including your mental health.

To increase your focus, you need to do some organization of the mind first. When you organize the mind, you will feel less pulled in different directions, reduce worry about the future, ruminate less about the past, increase productivity and figure out how to prioritize things differently.

So, here are 10 Tips to help jump start your organized mindset:

1. This is the tip most people fight me on: Multi-tasking is not helpful.

Start focusing on one thing at a time and follow it through to completion before picking up the next thing. There is so much research that shows you become more efficient and more effective when you do one thing at a time.

2. Write it down.

Clear out the brain of all the excess stuff. To do lists, projects, appointments, phone numbers, ideas, dinner menu, etc. Whenever you write things out, your brain can recollect them more frequently. Think about the last time you wrote out a list. Chances are you were able to remember most of the items without looking at the list. Now, get the stuff out