Focus is a big deal these days, mostly because it seems so hard to come by (thanks a lot, social media!). There’s always something else that will demand your attention, whether it’s the laundry, a phone call from your sister, your cat, someone texting you… or even realizing that you really need to file your nails (guilty!).
Anything can be a distraction if you let it. But the good news is that focus can be honed. It’s a skill and a muscle that develops just like our ability to remember names and faces. And don’t tell me you’re just “bad at names.” I worked a job for four years that required I remember the names and faces of hundreds of clients, and believe me, when you practice, you get better.
So, how exactly can you increase your ability to focus? Here are three steps that I have personally used to become more efficient, productive, and yes, better focused.