15 Ways to Improve Motivation & Concentration

Last Update: January 26, 2016

15 Ways to Improve Motivation & Concentration

I know how hard it can be focus and concentrate on your work. I don't know about you, but I tend to get easily distracted and then I forget something important that I needed to do. If this is you as well and I suspect it is for many of my friends and followers, try following these simple tips.

  1. Design an adequate environment for yourself. Check lighting, noise, comfort of furniture and other important things like height of computer. Test it out in three or four places to determine which spot works best for you.
  2. Make sure you have all the tools (i.e. compass, notebook, pens) you need before you begin working on your affiliate marketing and WA websites.
  3. Choose a regular time to work each day so that you set a pattern for yourself. This is something I am still working. I have to take into account, for example, sleeping schedules of other family members and find an office space where I can late into the night.
  4. Have a special reminder notepad for jotting down extraneous thoughts that enter you mind while you are working (e.g. Calling a friend for a lunch date). This will help create a balance in your life so you are not spending too much time with WA and other relevant work such as website problems, etc.
  5. Use a symbol for working on WA and niche marketing. Choose an item, like a hat, that you put on when, and only when, you are working or an item that you place on your desk as a reminder.
  6. Relax your body before you start working.
  7. Relax your body and give yourself an affirmation and/or an image that will motivate you.
  8. Do some alternate nostril breathing before you begin work.
  9. Imagine that your brain is filled with the subject that you are going to work and that there is no room for anything else. See that the focus on your mind is blocked from that subject.
  10. Take two minutes before reading a blog to jot down everything you expect to come up in the text that you are about to read. This will help you when you are reading other blogs within your niche. You will be able to pick up patterns easier.
  11. Break assignments or tasks into small step-by-step pieces. This helps me if I know I have a big project in front of me which will require much time. This happened to be me recently when they was a problem with one of my websites and I was not sure how to tackle the problem and I knew it required researched, I broke it down into smaller sub-tasks.
  12. Analyze your work ethics to make sure that your problem is one of concentration and not making excuses for not getting on the computer today.
  13. Develop a "contract" for a things that you might be putting off. Decide if you are more responsive to reward or punishment and construct a contract accordingly. For example, “For every 10 blogs within my niche I read, I can listen to music for 10 minutes”, or “If I don’t read 20 blogs within my niche, I must wear mismatched socks tomorrow”.
  14. If you are having problems figuring out a problem, never underestimate the power of the WA community. There are so many people who will go out of their way to help you here, especially if they see you are always paying it forward.
  15. My last one is always be approachable and social-able to your fellow affiliates. You can squeeze in sometime to exchange ideas with other members of our community, because hearing what others are thinking will spark ideas.

I hope this was a helpful blog. As mentioned in my featured image here, please feel free to leave other ideas here. I might re-do this blog as a WA training down the road, but for now, I wanted to share.

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freedom1207 Premium
Really valuable stuff, Steph. Love the alternative nostril breathing tip! Thanks for this share. Warmly, Heather
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stephhill Premium
I sometimes have to get up and walk around and if I do some breathing and relaxation methods it helps me. We will all face frustrating situations and sometimes we may have to say "No" to doing certain things, but if we stay true to ourselves and focus on our inner selves, we will function better.
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freedom1207 Premium
Sage advice, Steph. That's how I live my life. :-)
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bjdluna Premium
Thank you Steph! This is very helpful! I am very easily distracted too so I find these suggestions very helpful.
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stephhill Premium
I am glad I am not the only one who finds it hard to concentrate. I know I have ADHD which makes it hard and I am always distracted by things.
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bjdluna Premium
Yes, me too! ADD or whatever it's called. I'm very easily distracted.
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SZev Premium
Great stuff, thanks Steph
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stephhill Premium
You are welcome. I find these suggestions help me. I am hoping they help others too.
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onlinejim Premium
An excellent resource. Thank You
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stephhill Premium
Thank you so kindly.
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LLiu Premium
Thank you Steph for a great post and very helpful tips to get us on the right tract, and you are so right about networking it helps our fellow member and It helps us with some ideas as well...sparking new ideas that we may have other wise never thought of.
Awesome post,
Linda :)
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stephhill Premium
You are welcome Linda. How is everything going so far? Are you still struggling with the PPC campaigns?
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LLiu Premium
Thanks Steph. I have been doing a few things and will get back to it. Will be in touch!
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stephhill Premium
Great. I hope all is well. I have been busy too but will always make time. :)
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LLiu Premium
Thank you Steph!
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stephhill Premium
You're welcome.
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