Maintaining Your Focus

You’ve likely experienced periods of being highly focused. Periods of time when you’re able to attack your to-do list with energy and purpose, no task being too big or too weighty. Then at other times, it can feel impossible to focus yourself on the smallest of chores.

Perhaps you’ve wondered why it is your focus can be so volatile?

This course will allow participants to gain an understanding of their brain and what encourages it (and discourages it) to focus throughout each day and week.

This “Maintaining Your Focus” course is for anyone who would like to understand how to banish distractions, maximise their focus and optimise their creativity and output.

Course Content

Your focus at work

  • Understand how your brain functions throughout the day
  • Neurological limitations
  • Providing an environment to achieve peak performance

Prioritise prioritising

  • The neurological cost of on-the-go prioritising
  • When to complete your to-do list
  • Making time for your most important tasks
  • When to solve problems and get creative

Maximising mental resources

  • Banishing distractions
  • Doing one thing well
  • Structuring your day
  • The best way to rest

Course Approach


  • The 9 – 5 work day does not suit everyone
  • Are you resting enough and in the right way?


  • Understand how focus ebbs and flows through the day
  • Reflect on the patterns of focus and energy which you typically experience


  • Switch bad habits for good, which will banish distractions and help you reach peak performance
  • Adopt regular break times which allow you to rest and replenish your reserves

Embedding Success

Post-programme activities to support the transfer of learning and habit building.


Each day as you begin your most taxing and important task, get rid of all distractions. Hide your phone, shut down email, switch off notifications.


Recognise what activities allow you to truly rest. Whether its taking a walk, chatting to a friend or listening to music get into the habit of allowing yourself to fully recharge.


When you catch yourself task-switching (trying to do two things at once) pause, choose one task and set aside the other until later.


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Why study with Alpha?

Innovation and creativity born from experience

We are thought leaders in instructional and learning journey design and holistic solution architects. We have extensive finance and investments experience combined with skills application to deliver performance improving results. We develop immersive learning environments that maximize time to productivity, support talent retention and added value to improving quality of hires.

Knowledge Exchange Evangelists

We are focused on mining the embedded organisational intellectual capital for the benefit of the next generation. We create and curate best in class practice gathered from our experience with the leading financial institutions. We design our programmes with the end in mind – what results are you trying to achieve with this intervention? What metrics will we set ourselves to achieve that?

Generation Proof

Quality and innovation, using current market and industry best practices, have made us a trusted partner in delivering dynamic and motivating training for the financial and capital markets. Our programmes are generation proof and responsive to evolving learner needs and styles. Our solutions use a multi-stakeholder engagement strategy that expands beyond relationships between the learner and learning provider. We create connections with managers, peers and the wider business to drive impactful return on investment..

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