How to Focus Better at Work: 7 Effective Tips to Stay Focused

Keep your brain on track at work.

Dan Silvestre


In this article, I’ll share 7 effective tips to focus better at work and stay focused.

Do you ever find it super hard to keep your brain on track at work? With all the beeps from your phone and the endless internet rabbit holes, it’s like your attention is being pulled in a million directions.

You’re not alone.

“How to focus better at work?” is one of the questions I get asked the most.

I get it, the world is a distracting place. Offices certainly are distracting places.

Today, it’s hard to stay focused at work for more than 10 minutes without being interrupted.

But here’s the deal:

Making your brain stick to plan and focus isn’t as hard as it looks.

All you need are little adjustments to how you’re working and you’ll find it easier to focus.

You’ll get through your tasks faster and have more time for fun stuff.

Here’s how.

#1 How to Focus Better on Your Computer

This tip is so simple I’ve decided to include it first. I’m using it right now as I’m writing this piece.

And you can start using it right now to focus better at work.

You see, most people don’t have trouble with focusing. They have trouble with deciding since there are so many options.

The computer and the web offer endless distractions.

To avoid them, start working in full-screen mode.

Whenever I use an application on my computer, I use full-screen mode.

If I’m reading an article on the web, my browser takes up the whole screen.

If I’m writing a piece in Google Docs, I’m working in full-screen mode.

I have set up my desktop so that the menu bar disappears automatically.

When I am working, I can’t see the time, the icons of other applications, or any other distractions on the screen.



Dan Silvestre

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