Concentrating is sometimes quite difficult. Especially when the bright rays of the sun bathe the office table in a golden light and lure us outside. Here are the best tips from the Blick community for keeping a cool head and staying on task, even on hot days.
«Enough coffee, mate or tea»
Reader Michael helps the music to concentrate. «For office workers, jazz on the radio helps.» Michael also recommends the classic tip to put the cell phone away. «The mobile phone should be stowed in the pocket during working hours so that you are not unnecessarily distracted.» It also helps him to break up his working hours with several small breaks: “Short breaks, around five to ten minutes in the fresh air, can make a big difference.” And last but not least: “Enough coffee, mate or tea is also beneficial.”
Another reader’s concentration is stimulated by external stimulation. «Regular massages help me.» It is particularly important for him to completely relax the shoulder girdle and neck.
Improved concentration through computer game
René has come up with an ingenious strategy: “I made a small macro in the Excel program that displays numbers, numbers and letters as well as numbers, letters and special characters that I have to repeat.” The sequences are each five to eight characters long and it is important to pay attention to upper and lower case letters. This game is a fixed part of his morning routine. “I play that every morning for about five minutes. My ability to concentrate lasts throughout the day.” And if he notices that it’s slacking off, he’ll just play another round.
The right conditions are crucial
Reader Holinger keeps his advice short and clear: You have to create the right conditions for concentrated work. “That means getting enough sleep, a quiet environment and putting your cell phone in another room for the time when you need rest.”
Daniel Böni has also developed a precise strategy that helps him. “I fixed a moment in my head where I was relaxed and focused. I can mentally return to that state if I wish.”