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College Council Meeting Tuesday in CT108

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Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia Lecture With Erica Wright, Oct. 24 in Germantown's Globe Hall

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Passing of Mr. Joseph Emilio Bartolomeo, Father of Dr. Jamin Bartolomeo

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Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Germantown Campus!

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TP/SS Campus Indoor Track: Lunch Hours

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FAFSA Fever Is on Oct. 14: Students Can Get Help Filling Out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

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A Special 40th Anniversary Piano Concert

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MC Votes October Update: Party to the Polls, Voter Regisration Deadline, and More

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Schedule Your Most Important Work for When You're Most Focused

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Mindful Mondays in the Science Center, Room 459

Schedule Your Most Important Work for When You're Most Focused

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Category: Professional Development

Published: Oct 8 2018 12:00AM

If you're like most people, you struggle to maintain focus throughout the day. Maybe you're distracted by your phone buzzing at your desk, or you can't seem to stay off email and Facebook during meetings. Instead of beating yourself up, take steps to better understand your patterns. For one week, pay attention to when your focus waxes and wanes. What times of day are you able to concentrate? When do you find your focus faltering? Most people's focus peaks in the morning and dips to its lowest after lunch. The pattern varies from person to person, so learn your specific pattern and use it to plan your day. Make sure your most important activities and meetings are scheduled around the times when your focus is strongest. Tackle lower-priority items when your focus is weakest. And don't give in to distractions -- notice what kinds of things derail you and do your best to avoid them.

Adapted from "Are You Having Trouble Focusing? These Simple Strategies Will Help," by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter. Professional Development @ ELITE.

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