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How to Keep Focused on Your Job: 6 Tips to Follow

  • Publish Date: Posted over 2 years ago
  • Author: Taylor Varco

When working, it's important to stay focused on your job. This will help you accomplish the tasks that are expected of you. It can be easy to find yourself distracted by other coworkers, office politics, or even your personal life, but there are steps you can take to increase your focus and stay on task. Try implementing these tips into your day-to-day work schedule: 

1. Know what is expected. 

If you're wanted to complete a task, complete it. There is no need to waste time second-guessing yourself if the manager will be upset with your work or not. When you understand what's expected of you, it's easier to stay focused on the task at hand and ensure that it gets completed correctly.

2. Develop routines for everyday tasks.

Often, it's easy to get distracted when completing common tasks because there are so many different things you could do. For example, if you're working in the energy sector and are tasked with updating a spreadsheet every day, there are almost too many options. You can try updating it based on recent weather, updated price feeds, and updated pipeline data. Instead of figuring out what to update every day, develop a routine that will take you less than an hour. Calculate the average cost for each option and choose the option that's most economical each day. The more you do something, the easier it will be to complete it on time.

3. Get rid of distractions.

Find out if there is anything that might be distracting you, and then get rid of it. If your coworker always takes ten-minute breaks every hour, see if you can work at a desk that's further away from him. If you have personal emails popping up on your screen, learn how to block them, so they don't appear while you're working.

4. Set goals for what needs to be accomplished in a day and stick with them. 

This helps eliminate the possibility of going home without finishing your work. If you're working on a new project on top of your daily tasks, set goals for each portion that needs to get completed rather than just looking at the big picture. 

5. Start and end your day by planning what needs to be done.

This will help you focus only on the task at hand and it reduces the chance of you going home and worrying about all the things that haven't been done.

6. Reward yourself for staying focused.

Once the workday is over, reward yourself for sticking to your plan and being productive. This will help you stay motivated to continue doing a good job and encourage you to keep working harder every day. 

By following these tips, you'll be able to increase your focus and stay on task. You'll feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day because you know that everything was completed correctly and now it's ready for tomorrow!

At Per Se Group, our recruiting experts have experience in a wide range of sectors, and we know what works when it comes to searching for candidates. We understand the importance of knowing what's expected and sticking with it every day. If you want to learn more about our energy staffing services or how we can help your organization staff up for success contact us today!