Small changes in your routine can lead to significant improvements in your brain. Train your brain to be more productive by following these simple ideas.
- Train yourself to have a more focused mind during work hours. Start with short periods, and gradually increase the amount of time you spend on one task at hand. Try for about 15 minutes at a time, followed by a 5-minute break on the timer. If your mind starts wandering, don’t be so harsh on yourself. Recall all that procrastination you have been using in school to get through assignments more quickly and without stress – now it’s finally time to embrace it!
- Train yourself to remember what you have read. Train your brain to remember what you’ve read by not reading too fast but rather taking notes and underlining keywords that help jog your memory of the content being discussed.
- Train yourself to develop more willpower so that you can ultimately avoid procrastination at all costs. Train yourself using a system where you add a demerit point to an account each time you give in to procrastination. At the end of the week, please take a look at which activities are most prone to your procrastination and from there reduce them or re-work them into smaller chunks, so they become easier to manage and less time-consuming. Train yourself by using tools such as Freedom, where you block your online distractions. Train yourself to focus on the work at hand rather than on any enticing distractions that are always just a click away from being accessed – time is money, and it’s better spent working towards your goals!