Working remotely nowadays has still bombarded people with workloads. To mitigate anxieties and improve your focus amidst the pandemic, here are some helpful habits to stay focused.
Forgive yourself in reducing the focus
It is essential to admit that you are losing your focus due to numerous reasons but that’s okay. The key to forgiveness is acceptance. Do not feel bad when you lose willpower because you miss being with your co-workers, friends, and loved ones. What you feel right now is normal because all of us were not used to today’s current set-up where all people wear masks, observe social distancing, and avoid big camaraderie.
By forgiving yourself and acknowledging today’s situation can ease up anxieties. Do not allow yourself to be upset because you are unproductive. After all, it will make the situation worse.
Plan your ‘escape behaviors’
Escape behaviors refer to the things that remove your boredom and stress in doing many workloads. Planning your workloads can improve your focus amidst the pandemic. This will help you manage the time you allot with your specific tasks.
“The key to dealing with escape behaviors is to anticipate them because you know yourself well enough to know which are likely to crop up during any given workday,” psychologist Traci Stein, Ph.D. explains.
Take care of your physical needs
Taking care of your physical needs does not only boosts your immunity but also your focus. That’s why exercising is beneficial to increase one’s focus and productivity.
Apart from it, you need to make sure you are eating nutritious food and getting enough sleep. Keep in mind that it is difficult to focus when you lack sleep.
Plan your breaks
Similar to planning your escape behaviors, it is also important to plan your breaks. Do not work too much especially when you are tired. Forcing yourself to work even you are tired will compromise your work.
“One popular approach is to use the Pomodoro Technique, which calls for 25 minutes of focused work followed by a 5-minute break, with at least a 15-minute break every two hours,” Inc report said.