17 Tips to Focus When You Feel Unproductive – Thrive Global

After all, we all have moments where our minds begin to wander, or procrastination takes over, but finding your focus again often starts with taking just one small step. Then, I put all my devices on airplane mode and use the 25/5 rule, where I do 25 minutes of work, and then carve out five minutes for movement — whether that means just standing up, stretching, or taking a short walk. “When I find myself procrastinating, I take a deep breath and ask myself, ‘Is this what will bring me joy, or best serve me?’ If the answer is no, I continue with what I initially set out to do and the distractions fall away.

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