SEVEN WAYS TO GET MORE WORK DONE
When you think about times you achieved full concentration on any type of job, you will remember that work was easier, you were surprised at how much you accomplished, and quality of work was high. The problem is how to achieve this level of concentration, and how to reach it on a regular basis. Here's some ideas you can use to more fully develop this trait.
1. The first is obvious - practice concentrating. The more it becomes a habit, less brain activity is necessary. Being able to focus becomes less difficult. Also, you will find that as you practice in different areas of your life, skills transfer from one task to another more easily.
2. Make a dull job more interesting by inventing challenges for yourself. Setting time or quality goals takes out some of drudgery. Consider rewarding yourself when you're done with it. Make it first thing you do just to get it over with rather than dreading it all day.
3. If you think about how you would provide instruction to someone who had not done task before you may just discover some interesting details in job. Or, you might find time wasting elements you've inserted because you weren't paying enough attention to it. Even if it's something you don't like doing, realize that you are good at it and appreciate your abilities.
4. Develop a ritual that makes it easier to devote undivided attention to work ahead. Habitual behavior helps to calibrate mind to a state of concentration. Perhaps it's arranging your desk or tool area. Maybe it's organizing your to-do list. Or you may call upon an image that gives you strength and a feeling of being centered and ready to take on whatever comes your way that day.