Benefits of habit “Focus on one thing at a time”

✓ Improved focus
✓ Improved productivity
✓ Reduces distractions
✓ Lowers stress levels
✓ Improves organizational skills

First step:

Spend 10 minutes doing just 1 thing


1. Today, spend 10 minutes on 1 single task. Do this every day for 1 week.
2. Next week, increase the time spent on a singular task to 20 minutes.
3. Keep increasing until you reach 1 hour where you work uninterrupted on a single task.
4. If you feel the need, keep increasing the time, but remember to take breaks every hour.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Dedicate that time for a singular task in the morning and do it always at the same time. That’s how habits come to you easier.
✓ Trigger your mind. Keep a post-it or your task material somewhere visible so you wouldn’t miss it on your desk.
✓ Let the app help. Set a reminder to ring when it’s time for your focused task. You may also mark the days you interrupted your work on the calendar and see your progress.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone a full month of successfully focusing on singular tasks, celebrate by picking up a new book or an audiobook. Use the newly developed focus to your advantage.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Observe yourself. Learn of what distracts you the most. Is it certain websites, social media, you phone or games? Turn everything off, block it if you have to. The time you set is only for your task and it alone.
✓ Cluttered mind. A very common, yet missed form of distraction is your own mind. Does it tend to wander? Is it cluttered with thoughts and vague plans? Pick up meditation and mindfulness trainings for short periods of time and de-clutter your mind. It will help you focus greatly.
✓ Strive for results. Sometimes, tasks may seem mundane and pointless. Try finding any form of positive result that will happen after you complete your task and strive towards it. Set yourself a goal and one step closer to it will feel more worthwhile.