Do you feel that you want to get your work done, but wonder whether your efforts will produce the results you want? It is common to have these questions when having several tasks to complete, particularly when deadlines are tight. Take a moment to consider why you do what you do, - get up early to go to work, do the shopping, watch a TV programme, or read an article online. You probably will notice that you have a variety of reasons underlying your decision to engage with any activity. So, how do we decide what to do with our time, where we put our attention and spend our energy? What is motivation?  “Human beings have an active will toward health, an impulse toward growth – the actualisation of human potentials.” (A. H. Maslow)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]How to increase concentration? The more we are aware of our thinking process the more we can control our attention, which in turn enables us to persevere with our efforts when working on a challenging task.  We can get distracted easily whenever we feel stuck or confused. To refocus again, bring your attention back onto the page, without self-judgment. Notice the thoughts that interrupt your attention, and practice letting them go.

Are you having trouble prioritising multiple deadlines? Are you wondering how you will get it all done in time? Do you feel that what you are doing is not good enough? Do you notice you are not satisfied with your work, despite working hard to make progress? If so, you are not alone. It is common for us to experience these feelings when we care about producing work of a high standard. However, the relentless pursuit of a flawless piece of work often leads to feeling dissatisfied and the experience of low mood. This is described as perfectionism, a condition that can develop as a result of pursuing impossible standards. Over a prolonged period, it can lead to stress and a negative impact on our health. It can undermine our confidence in our ability, and we can lose hope in our capacity to get things done.

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