Here are some simple tips on how to be more detailed oriented at work, school, or training.
Use Check Lists & Reminders
Some of the most effective people start every day by creating a check list for the day; a simple list of items that must be done before they leave work for the day. Make it even more effective by putting the things you DON'T want to do at the TOP of the list. The day gets better -- and easier -- as it goes along.
Turn Off DistractionsWith family, friends and work fighting for your attention phone calls, e-mails, text messages, and face-time, it may not be easy to concentrate on the most important things you need to do. Avoiding unnecessary distractions goes a long way -- it's basically required, actually -- in helping you focus on the task at hand give your full attention to details.
Switch off your phone, do not check your emails, and be in a quiet place to minimize the chances getting distracted by interruptions such as external sounds. But if your workstation is neither secluded nor quiet, wear headphones and listen to soft background music to cancel out distractions and external sounds. You might even turn your desk to face the wall rather than the doorway or window to avoid distraction from people or even day-dreamy weather.
Some of the reasons that may make you to avoid or rush through details are lack of time, lack of interest and exhaustion. Therefore, ensure that every task is completed and reviewed to meet the desired completion.
Think positively: Being more detail oriented may lead to a promotion at your workplace. The relationship between you and your family or friends might also improve if you are attentive to the details mentioned in the conversation. When it comes to your studies, being detail oriented can mean better studying habits and opportunities.