4. Get More Sleep - Did you know that lack of sleep can have a similar effect on brain function as being intoxicated? It’s true! When you don’t rest your brain, it results in foggy decision making and lack of focus. Try getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
If your are finding it hard to settle down in the evening, create a night time ritual for yourself. Perform the same actions each night before it’s time to go to bed. For example, pick your clothes for the next day, wash your face, put your PJ’s on and go lay down. Over time, this will trigger your body that it’s time to get to start winding down when you start picking out clothes for the following day.
5. Clean Up - Our environment affects our reality and our mental state of mind! If your workspace or general environment is messy and unorganized, then most likely, your thoughts will be also.
Take a break and get organized! As you begin clearing out the clutter, you will begin to feel an enhanced peace of mind and focus.
Here’s a quick tip to avoid the guesswork:
Create a junk drawer or cabinet. This is your one space that can be unorganized. If you have items that you don’t quite know what to do with, throw them into your junk drawer! The great thing about drawers (and cabinets) are that they can be closed--keeping them out of view and preventing them from cluttering your space.
When life gets a bit chaotic use this tips to help you snap out of it. And, if you are experiencing lack of focus due to stress, then don’t forget to breathe. There are only so many hours in a day. You should strive to maximize each day, but when you simply can’t do it all, be kind to yourself and celebrate what you were able to accomplish.