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Sharpen Your Focus

4 March 2013

From Entrepreneur:

Symptoms like inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity can get in the way of a productive, focused work day, and in extreme cases are linked to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The key to success is learning to work with those symptoms, not against them.

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3. Fidget to help you focus. When you need to pay attention during a call or meeting, bring a small object that you can play with, such as putty. It should be something you can manipulate mindlessly while you listen. “That actually frees up your mental energy so you can focus a little better,” Levrini says.

In general, releasing excess energy throughout the day will help you stay on task. “The longer you try to focus on something without moving around, your mind will start to tire,” Levrini says. To improve your focus, climb the stairs between tasks, pace while you talk on the phone, or simply change your environment throughout the day.

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2 Comments to “Sharpen Your Focus”

  1. This brings to mind that New Yorker cartoon (which they did an animated version of too).

    A cat in a business suit on the phone. “Uh-hunh….yeah…. uh-hunh…. listen, can I call you back? I’m with a piece of string.”

    Wait a minute, they have it at hulu:
    http://www.hulu.com/watch/330461

  2. “In general, releasing excess energy throughout the day will help you stay on task.”

    P.G.

    This is the most cobbleracious nonsense.

    Stop fidgeting and get on with yer work, ya worthless slackers!

    All that fidgeting is driving everyone ELSE who manages to stay in focus round the BEND.

    It is putting what limited energy you have into idiotic fidgeting, leg jumping and annoying the krap outta everyone else.

    The next time I catch a fingernail table tapper, I’m gonna give ‘em the five fingered anaesthetic.

    That’ll learn ‘em.

    brendan

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