In today’s always-connected world with particular reference to the WFH regime due to the pandemic, distractions and diversions are nothing more than a click away. We all face issues relating to focus or concentration. Various studies reveal different theories ranging from not more than 3 minutes to 10 minutes when we lose focus. People digress beyond a particular period and start thinking about something else. Even during quieter moments, distractions are literally at our fingertips as we find ourselves checking our social media apps for notifications or the latest news updates.
Precisely, focusing on a given task is becoming difficult, but it can be particularly challenging when you are surrounded by constant distractions. This becomes more relevant when we work from home (WFH). Sometimes is noisy and we get disillusioned.
The ability to concentrate on something in our environment and direct mental effort towards it is critical for learning new things, achieving goals, and performing well across a wide variety of situations. Whether you are trying to finish a report at work or competing in a marathon, our ability to focus can mean the difference between success and failure.
Fortunately, focus is a lot like a mental muscle. The more we work on building it up, the stronger it gets. Improving our mental focus is achievable, but that doesn’t mean that it’s always quick and easy. If it was simple, then we would all have the razor-sharp concentration of an elite athlete. It will take some real effort on our part and we may have to make some changes to some of our daily habits.
Here are some tips and tricks from psychology that can help us develop laser-like mental focus and concentration. We call it ‘AELLB’. Let’s understand how does it work.