I try. I really do. But no matter what I do, I just can't sit myself down and focus on a single task. At least I've been responsible to this blog!
Anywho, this post is about productivity, not responsibility. Don't be surprised, however, if I do post something about responsibility sometime soon.
I wanted to learn how I could be more productive, so I did a quick Google search.
Apparently, humans are productive in cycles. There are periods of great productivity, and there are periods of little to no productivity. If you work for five hours straight, you'll probably get less done than if you work for half an hour, take a small break, work for another half hour, take another break, etc. You'll most likely feel worse as well. (Gee, I actually do feel quite worn out. Should I take a break?) By taking small breaks, the brain can focus better during the time when you work.
Environment is an important factor too. Anything that can cause the brain to divert a portion of its attention span is a distraction. If you're a person who likes to listen to music while you work (like me!), I have bad news. Listening to music while working, although it inspires thoughts and perhaps motivates you, is a major distraction (awwwww). Your brain tends to focus on the notes and words of the songs that you listen to. In fact, I should probably turn my music off right now. In typing up this post, I have made numerous mistakes. A few, I have caught from the revision process, but I'm sure that this post is riddled with grammatical and spelling errors. It's partially due to my exhausted state (I have bags under my eyes and everything), but it's also because of my music in the playing in the background and using up some of my brain power.
(Darn it, Jason Mraz, you're a cool guy and all, but I can't listen to you right now. You're being too distracting.)
If you are a music listener, it's best to listen to music for 15 minutes before you start working. Or, I guess you can listen to music during your small breaks. You do you!
Of course, one of the most influential factors is your own motivation. If you don't care about what you're doing and you aren't motivated enough to finish it, you most likely won't. You'll waste your time. Of course, motivation is difficult to build up. I recommend setting up goals. For instance, if you like playing some sort of a video game, tell yourself that once you complete the task that you need to finish, you can go play your game. Though, while you're working, do not think about the video game AT ALL. This can be a distraction and slow you down.
Well, I've written ABOUT the topic; now I actually have to BE productive. Onto other homework (my favorite...) and miscellaneous tasks!
Do you guys have trouble focusing on what you're supposed to be doing? Do you peeps listen to music while you work like I do? How do you guys make yourselves more productive?
Don't forget to comment!
That'll be all... For now! :D