3 Things to Do as an International Business Professional to Refocus

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We all have had times when we are so distracted by our thoughts that we couldn’t focus on the task at hand. If you have found yourself in this situation, having some tried and true ways to refocus can be vital.  As an international business professional, there will be times when you need to get the task done immediately and won’t have the luxury of getting back to it when you are mentally ready.  Try these three tricks to refocus yourself on the task and get through what needs to be done when it needs to be done.

First, take a break.  This may sound backwards.  You are on a tight schedule and likely behind schedule and you need to have your task done immediately so taking a break does not seem like a viable option.  However, this is not the case.  In fact, one of the best things you can do is take a break.  Walk away from the task, walk around the building, think about something else, take some deep breathes and then get back to work with a refreshed attitude.

Next, get the blood flowing and the heart pumping.  Especially if you are trying to power through a task in the afternoon or after lunch when your body is in the mood for an afternoon nap, getting up and getting the blood flowing can be helpful.  Get up from your desk, do some toe touches, jumping jacks, or just some deep breathing.  If you have a minute, walk briskly up and down the stairs a few times.  Getting the blood flowing to the brain can wake you up and increase your concentration so you can get back to tackling the task at hand.

Lastly, as an international business professional, you may have so much going on in your day that you cannot clear your mind long enough to concentrate on a single task.  If this is you, it may help to write everything down.  If you feel stuck on a task and can’t get through it. Take a minute and let everything that comes to mind pour out on paper (or tap it out on your computer).  This may help you clear your mind so you can truly focus on the task you are trying to complete.

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