We have all been stuck in a boring meeting or uninteresting phone call. If you are having trouble staying focused, part of the problem may be excess mental energy. One solution is to do something mindlessly while you listen — such as fidgeting.
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Entrepreneur recommends bringing a small object you can play with or manipulate — like putty — to a meeting or other potentially boring situation. You may be able to focus your attention a little better by off-loading some of that mental energy. Moving around and switching things up can also help:
In general, releasing excess energy throughout the day will help you stay on task. “The longer you try to focus on something without moving around, your mind will start to tire,” Levrini says. To improve your focus, climb the stairs between tasks, pace while you talk on the phone, or simply change your environment throughout the day.
If you find your attention waning because of other reasons, check out the article on Entrepreneur for other possible solutions.
4 Strategies to Sharpen Your Focus [Entrepreneur]