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Do you remember what you did this morning?
Katy Ratican - Monday, October 01, 2018

Do you ever go for your lunch break at work and have no idea what you actually did during the morning? You’re not alone; it can be difficult to remain focused throughout the working day — in fact, it's very common. You're human, not a robot, so it's inevitable that your mind will occasionally wander. 

However, if your lack of focus is negatively affecting your working life, leaving you anxious and stressed, it's time to get your mind on track. Often, a lack of energy in the brain is the cause of allowing your mind to wander, but there are a number of techniques you can to stop yourself mindlessly going through your working day. 

Bring purpose to each moment

Being more aware of your own thoughts, such as consciously noticing when you lose your focus, can help motivate you to get back on track. A useful tactic for improving your focus on a task is to bring purpose to each moment of your work. This takes practice, but it's worth it once you crack it. Research has shown that having a clear sense of purpose when tackling a job improves productivity and general wellbeing — even in menial tasks such as replying to emails or inputting data into a spreadsheet. 

If you know what you are meant to be doing moment-to-moment, and have a good understanding of the task, your sense of purpose will increase. To succeed in this, you need to consciously know where to give your attention. At first, you'll find your attention is taken away by the telephone ringing or a colleague coming to your desk for a chat, but you can improve your ability to do it with regular practice. Make a commitment to meditate at work and you'll begin to find your focus with daily work tasks.  

Remove your distractions

Modern workplaces are a hive of activity, but these environments breed distractions. Work out where your major distractions lie. Perhaps you are in the habit of mindlessly checking your emails because you're not sure what task to do (or just don't want to do it). Or maybe you’re attending countless meetings that fail to achieve any actionable points. While it is important to be a good colleague, it's not in your favour to waste time on projects that you don't need to be involved in. 

Actively search out your distractions so you can recognise when you fall into their trap and then bring your attention to your priority tasks instead. 

If you'd struggle to recall what you did at work this morning, it’s time to make some changes. You can significantly improve your working days - not to mention your overall wellbeing - by choosing to make the most of each moment that you’re in the workplace. In doing so, you could experience a greater sense of fulfillment and learn to make happy work. 

Meditation has been scientifically found to be a key element in reducing stress and anxiety in the workplace, which in turn cultivates happiness, purpose and resilience. Our modern meditation for business can:

- Help to reduce workplace stress
  • - Increase creativity 
  • - Strength focus and purpose
- Improve productivity 

It's likely that your workplace would benefit from modern meditation. To organise a taster session, simply get in touch with us.

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