The Skinny on Focus: 3 Tips to Stay More Focused through the Work Day

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.

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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.

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