23 one-liners that will boost your focus more than your first coffee

Aman Bhatia
2 min readMar 13, 2023

In today’s fast-paced world, staying focused and productive can be a challenge. Many of us turn to coffee or other stimulants to help us stay alert and focused, but there are other, more natural ways to boost your focus and concentration. One-liners, or short phrases or statements, can be a powerful tool in helping you stay on task and achieve your goals. In this blog, we will explore 23 one-liners that can help you boost your focus more than your first cup of coffee.

  1. Get sunlight before screen light.
  2. Make Airplane mode your best friend.
  3. Eat a lot of blueberries.
  4. Exercise BEFORE you work.
  5. Stop eating so much fkin sugar.
  6. Batch similar tasks to limit brain switching.
  7. Multitasking makes you feel productive, single tasking gets shit done.
  8. Messy desk, messy mind.
  9. Yawn a lot (I’m serious, ask eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno.)
  10. Meditation is to focus, what weights are to muscle.
  11. “Sleep is the best meditation” — Dalai Lama.
  12. Highlight one task you have to complete and focus on that first.
  13. Take a walk WITHOUT your phone.
  14. Take a midday power nap for 10–20 minutes (thank NASA for this one.)
  15. Don’t go on your phone in your break, move around or go outside.
  16. If a task takes less than 2 mins, do it immediately.
  17. Have a cold shower before deep work.
  18. Sort through your emails in 20–30 minutes slots.
  19. Use Cold Turkey website blocker.
  20. Set deadlines.
  21. Listen to epic music with noise cancelling headphones (when you need to knuckle down.)
  22. Plan your work the night before.
  23. And finally, chill tf out, you’re just a monkey with a plan. (Naval)

Incorporating these 23 one-liners into your daily routine can help you stay focused, productive, and motivated. Whether you write them down and post them in your workspace, repeat them to yourself throughout the day, or simply use them as a mental mantra, these phrases can be a powerful tool in helping you achieve your goals. So the next time you find yourself reaching for that cup of coffee to help you stay focused, remember these one-liners and see how they can help you achieve even greater levels of concentration and productivity.

Thanks for Reading.



Aman Bhatia

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