So you are struggling to work hard, and you think the problem is with focus and distractions! Wait… give it a pause and think. How well do you know your brain?
The human mind is the place where the power to think and act resides. Quite certain that it is a powerful hub where the processing of some crucial decisions takes place! But the actual challenge while dealing with the human mind is not related to focus or distractions. It is related to the understanding. Somewhere down the line, we all terrible fail to understand the limitations and concepts of our brain and later, we end up blaming it. According to the latest Steelcase Think Better research, every human mind is obsessed with the seven major misconceptions or myths in their respective lives. Let’s unravel all of them!
Misconception 1: I have to sit alone in order to concentrate well while working:
FACT: According to the researchers, a person can concentrate best in contact or closeness to the sensory stimuli. The idea is highly suggested for developing new ideas. Prefer working in spaces where you can establish some sort of eye contact with one another. Trust us- your brain believes in the principles of sharing and caring.
Misconception 2: I have to sit all day in one place in order to concentrate:
FACT: No it is not going to work! Static sitting posture will not enhance your concentration power. Rather, it will lower your ability to respond well. As per the researchers, the ability to move is important for inducing protein BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) in some vital areas of the brain. Trust us and take a crisp walk while working- you have to do that in regular intervals!
Misconception 3: That creativity is not your cup of tea:
Creativity through drawing, acting, singing or dancing is not just for the creative people. Every person has a creative side- maybe it is not professional but the expression is always there. Creative thinking can definitely increase your focus. Improve your projection power with the gift of creativity!
Misconception 4: Multitasking will help my productivity:
Logically, brain cannot comprehend two actions at one point of time. If you are doing so, then you are probably putting your creativity at stake. Instant switching of actions, passive reaction and divide attention is not going to help your brain.
Misconception 5: Distractions are easy
It is all about training! Train your brain in a ‘mindful’ way and see the results. Surprisingly, training will instigate the idea of intense focus and peace in your mind. Now this is what you need to make your mind more productive!
Misconception 6: Long working hours will help my work
You cannot work with a tired brain! Try understanding the limits and capabilities of your mind and never try to exhaust it with unnecessary drama or work, Take breaks, set a duration for work (but don’t exceed beyond 30 minutes), and set your brain ‘stress free’.
Misconception 7: Sleep can wait but work cannot!
Sleep is the staple diet for your brain! It is vital for preparing your mind for greater concentration and focus. We suggest you to take naps, maybe a crisp 15 minutes nap! Allow your brain to sleep, to take rest and to work fresh.