9 tips to focus a wandering mind
Your phone beeps. So you pick it up to check your notifications and before you know it, it’s been 20 minutes. Distractions are abundant no matter if you are working in the office or at home, and staying focused is critical to a successful day. Check out some tips from Creative Bloq for getting your mind back on track:
Add a deliberate distraction
Tuning out something can actually help you concentrate.
Allow yourself to daydream
Pause occasionally to think about something else.
Identify (and eliminate) stressors
If you find yourself constantly checking your phone, put it away.
Grab a cup of coffee
Studies show that caffeine improves cognition, so take that coffee break.
Taker a minute to doodle
Doodling simple shapes and patterns can allow your thoughts to come together.
Deep, rhythmic breathing can help refocus your mind.
Try a naam yoga hand trick
Apply pressure between your second and third knuckle to calm your nerves.
Take note of what makes your mind wander so you can catch yourself sooner.
Studies show chewing gum, especially spearmint, increases your alertness and attention span.