The importance of focus:
We all have times when our mind wanders, and we’re not fully attentive to the task at hand. However, the less attention you devote to getting something done, the longer it will take to complete it, because you’re working less efficiently. Up to 47% less efficiently according to a study conducted by Harvard physchologits Matthew Killingworth and Daniel Gilbert. They found that we spend while you’re supposed to be focused on various important tasks throughout your day, half the time you’re actually focused on something else. We’re usually more mindful of this when we feel stuck on a task that requires a lot of our energy and focus. The lack of productivity in work can have a high price both in business and personal life.
Savvy helps you to combat these distractions, and complete tasks quicker, allowing you to do more with your time! Now that’s being time-savvy.
The power of being more productive is all about spending more attention on the tasks in front of you. This allows more things to be done in each mindful moment, and helps you fend off those pesky distractions.
The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/opinion/the-eight-second-attention-span.html?_r=0) and a study by Microsoft suggests that the average worker loses more than two hours of productive time every day due to distractions. This adds up!
When you can’t focus, life can become more of a struggle. We know how frustrating it is spending more time achieving less. Fortunately, focus isn’t simply a trait or talent, it’s a skill that can be developed and improved with supplements like Savvy, and certain exercises.
The definition of focus really is to pay particular attention to. Which means you shouldn’t be multitasking, you instead should focus on one task before moving onto the next.
Sorry ladies, but it’s been well-established that your brain can only think of one thing at a time, and multitasking is counter-productive. According to the American Phycological Association, it can be up to 40% counter-productive. http://www.apa.org/research/action/multitask.aspx
Steve Jobs, who was well known for his expertise at focusing on the task at hand put it best: “Focusing is about saying no”. Saying no to distractions, which come up from fatigue, stressful or anxious feelings or simply by procrastination.
Research has confirmed that most people are at their most productive and focussing for one to four hours for intense work per day. This is a cornerstone to being time-savvy and being attentive and productive so you can get the most out of your body and brain each day.
The Colorado Christian University released a report that confirms that stress has a negative effect on focus and attention, therefore slowing productivity. http://www.ccu.edu/blogs/cags/2012/01/how-stress-affects-adult-students-concentration/
In the Journal of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, stress is blamed for issues with brain health and function, which leads to shorter attention spans, reduced memory and impaired judgement and decision making ability. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00123/full