Living life in the 21st century is no easy feat, and Micro knows that too well. With distractions being at your fingertips it’s easy to give in to temptation in the middle of your workday - implementing Micro’s go-to tips for focusing is guaranteed to help you maximize your work hours
While this might seem counterintuitive, studies have actually shown that multitasking reduces efficiency and performance, as your brain can only focus on one thing at a time. They say we lack the capacity of perfectly doing many things at once, so it's better to do one thing well executed at a time.
Meditation is an activity that Micro partakes in daily. A quick 10-minute session will change the trajectory, and capability of your focus. In itself, meditation requires a great amount of concentration, so to practice your capabilities, it’s best to meditate consistently.
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When working, remember to give yourself a break! It’s so easy to get caught up in work, and it can get tiring really quickly. To avoid boredom, and being exhausted by work, it’s best to take breaks in between to check in and spend time with yourself.
One method Micro swears by is called the “Pomodoro Technique” – a time-blocking technique that helps you to compartmentalize your tasks into 25-minute intervals, with a 5-minute break in between each interval. After four or five intervals, you can then take a 15 to 30-minute break.
Inadequate diets usually have us feeling sleepy, and lethargic after meals – to combat this, Micro implements a healthy and well-balanced diet; as it is shown to improve focus and help Micro think more clearly during the day.
Sleep helps the brain to prepare to learn new things. When you’re well-rested, you will have a much easier time paying attention to new information that you come across throughout your day. Enough hours of high-quality sleep also foster attention and concentration for your day-to-day activities, and this is why Micro always sleeps at least 7 to 8 hours each night.
If you have a hard time sleeping, Micro recommends the mindfulness app “Headspace” or "Calm", or some relaxing aromatherapy remedies listed below:
We hope this was helpful to you! Micro wishes you all the luck and strength in your work endeavors!