Obsessed with YouTube? Psychologist Alejandro Lleras found that participants who were given short breaks during a minute task performed better than those who worked straight through.It took me so much energy to keep track of what was traveling around where, so one day I decided to change it. I can work listening to all of these. Step 6: Go on a walk Going on a short walk around the building can get the blood flowing to your brain again and renew those ideas. Unplug For 30 Minutes If you need to focus, log out of email and social media. As anybody who reads my blog or follows me on Twitter knows, I wake up every single morning at 4 am to start working usually, writing. I recommend writing for an hour or two. Setting and meeting small goals will build your confidence and do more for your writing career than you realize.
I usually have another peak in the evening, after coming from the gym, which I either use for additional reading or non-phd creativity bursts. So get started now.
How do you stay focused writing? I am convinced though that I can train my mind with this, and that it will result in a better focus. Reward yourself with breaks.
Take Short Breaks Instead of succumbing to distraction, build it in, suggests a study from the University of Illinois. Brainstorm, free-write, fail.
I only write listening to classical music I love 80s, 90s and s music, as well as jazz, acid jazz, soft rock and chill-out music.