In this time of constant distractions in the form of endless notifications and lengthy to do lists, it’s easy to feel a little lost and out of focus when it comes to gathering your thoughts and cracking on with important work.
Break it into bite-size chunks
Set a timer
Setting a timer to go off at certain intervals can help bring a wandering mind back to the task at hand. Have it go off as a cue to ask, ‘Is what I’m doing right now one of my important A-List items? Am I on task?
If you’re off task, this is a reminder to get back to what you were doing. You can also use a timer to try to gradually extend your attention span, from 10 minutes one week to 12 the next and 14 the next.