BY: Neighbors’ Consejo|
In our daily routine, we carry out different activities, which require us to concentrate to carry them out correctly. However, distractions such as notifications from our phone, receiving a call, listening to inappropriate music, listening to other people talking or even not having peace of mind due to other situations that we might have cause negative results in our activities.
Unbelievably, the factors mentioned above and others not only affect our activities but also create a barrier in the path of concentration, the magic key. For example, as evidenced by a study from the University of California , different participants who worked in the field of technology could concentrate fully on their work for 11 minutes, after that, if they were distracted, it took an average of 25 minutes to recover their concentration.
This premise is summarized in the words of author Srinivas Rao : “What matters more than the length of time you put into a thing is actually the intensity of focus. Because if you have an intensity of focus you can actually reduce the amount of time spent doing it to get the same or better results”.
According to the Rescuetime blog , there are three main reasons why people focus: Wanting to be more productive and feel good about what they have accomplished at the end of the day; working towards learning a new skill, building a better product or outworking the competition; and trying to protect themselves from the dizzying amount of distractions in the modern workplace.
This same portal recommends five simple actions to achieve the necessary concentration: control over your technology, create a focus-friendly environment, no multitasking, clear expectations around communications, and take more breaks away from your computer.