A lot of people have a hard time staying on task during the workday.
In the last decade, we’ve all experienced what it feels like to be on autopilots.
But what happens when the work becomes more than just a task, but a distraction?
According to a new study published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, it’s possible to control your brain by focusing on your most meaningful task at the moment.
The research showed that the more you focus on your work, the more likely you are to stay on task.
But the more important the task becomes, the less time you can spend on it.
Here’s how to turn your most important task into a distraction.
Don’t forget the task at hand.
This one may seem obvious, but it’s something that most people have to face.
When you are faced with an important task at work, you often forget what it is you’re doing.
For example, you might think, I just need to work on the email, or I’m just going to spend the day with my kids.
But when you’re faced with something more complex, like a business meeting or a conference call, you need to keep that task in mind.
“For most people, it becomes the most important thing to do, and then they forget about it,” says Dr. Michael Siegel, a clinical psychologist and co-author of the study.
“They just do it.”
To keep your attention on your task at a crucial moment, think about what it means to you and then turn it off.
For instance, if you are planning to go to the conference call and you need a way to get to the phone before the meeting, you can set yourself up for success by having a distraction at the meeting.
Ask yourself why you’re on autopill.
This is a question that is easy to overlook, but when you have a task that is so important to you that it makes you feel like you’re not even paying attention, it can become overwhelming.
When someone else has a task for you, it often feels like you don’t even need to be thinking about it, Siegel says.
For most people it takes less time to focus on their work than it does to get on autopistill, he adds.
The key to this is to pay attention to the task that’s really important to them, and to think about why you are on autopilo, rather than focusing on what you are doing.
Many people try to work through their work tasks by setting boundaries with their bosses, colleagues, and others around them.
But it’s important to keep the boundaries between work and home and the tasks that matter to you.
You might want to tell your boss, “You’re going to need to come to my office at 1 p.m. tomorrow morning, but I’m not going to ask you to do this or that.”
When you set boundaries, you set yourself apart from your colleagues and your colleagues from your peers, Seker says.
This way, you don, too, avoid becoming a distraction and actually be focusing on the important work that matters to you, Sayer says.
Be honest about the task.
When a person is faced with a critical task, he or she often needs to talk about it with their boss, colleagues and even family members, Sauer says.
But to avoid being overwhelmed by the task, it is important to make sure you are upfront about the reason why you have been interrupted.
This can help you to manage the task better and to stay focused on the work at hand, Sayers says.
“When you’re trying to stay busy, it helps you to be honest with yourself, to say, I’m going to be the first one to get home and finish this paper,” Sayer adds.
Use the phone to keep in touch with your loved ones.
It can be difficult to keep up with all the work that needs to be done when you are working on multiple projects simultaneously.
In fact, a recent study found that people who spent more time using the phone tended to get distracted more frequently.
But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, Surer says.
You can use the phone for important tasks and then switch to the email or social media apps when the time comes to do the same.
“You don’t need to go into a panic mode and get to your desk and start work,” Surer explains.
“Just set yourself aside from the task for a minute and then move onto the next thing.”
Here’s a list of important tasks you can work on when you need more time: Working on a project, like updating a product or completing a project.
Working on an important project, such as getting your resume in order or completing an online survey.
Working in the morning, like when you finish the morning ritual or check email.
Scheduling meetings or going to a meeting with a group of people.
Taking a break from your work to