Steer away from Social Media
As hard as it may sound and as tough as it may be, checking your Facebook, Instagram and other social media accounts is probably the biggest distraction out there. I know that personally, the urge to not reply to that one Instagram comment, or check my favourite celebrities snapchat’s is near impossible. You’ll find however that when you keep off your phone as much as possible and actually don’t spend your time replying to and checking every notification that comes through will really help you to stay focused and dedicated to what it is you’re meant to be doing.
Allow yourself breaks
Nobody wants to spend all their time working, that would be awful. So to avoid falling in a slump after a long period of work, it’s good to allow yourself little breaks inbetween. Use this as the time to check all your accounts, respond to any messages and grab yourself a little bite to eat or drink as a little pick me up for the rest of your time. I always find that this really helps me not lose interest in what I’m doing.
Listen to some music
For me, I find that listening to music helps me to concentrate so much better than I would otherwise. I don’t know what the reason behind that is, but it’s true. This may not exactly be the case for everyone, some people I know find it almost impossible to focus with music playing, so you’d have to see if it worked for you, and if not, definitley stay away from music when you’re trying to focus.
Get the tough jobs done first
We all have jobs and tasks that we really don’t want to do, whether it be a 2000 word essay, 2 hours of video editing or just something like cleaning your bedroom. Get the jobs that you want to do the least out of the way first, keep the better jobs for last and that way they’ll feel a lot less intense.