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9 ways to focus a wandering mind

If you're anything like us, your mind has a tendency to wander at the best of times – not least while working from home. From Netflix and WhatsApp, to checking the contents of the fridge (again), it's hard to stay vigilant against the thousands of distractions begging for our attention. 

A wandering mind isn't always a bad thing for creatives, we might add, but if you need some focus right now, you're in luck. Not only is there an abundance of scientific research into how to avoid distraction, but a handy infographic (below) translates the science into nine easy steps to follow to help you stay focused.

Check out our roundup of the best infographics – or if you want to create your own, take a look at our pick of the best infographic tools.

Still with us? (There's nothing new in the fridge, we promise.) From simply grabbing a coffee to trying a hand yoga trick, Headway Capital's infographic is full of simple techniques to keep your mind focussed on the task at hand. Don't forget to check out our guide to working from home more productively if you want more healthy stay at home tips. 

Wandering mind infographic

(Image credit: Headway Capital)

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Daniel Piper
Daniel Piper

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).