Becoming side tracked is a part of life, and while this can be a serious problem when we want to complete some important task, distraction is simply a fact of life. It is important to learn how to deal with distraction and keep your focus so that you can finish the job you set out to do in the first place.

Distractions may be hard to ignore, especially when it's a chatty coworker, a ringing phone, a demanding spouse, or many other things. Thankfully, there are some tried and true strategies we can use to put the distractions on hold and place an intense focus on our task.

Distractions can come in a number of different forms. For instance it might be an over-talkative coworker, a demanding spouse, a video game, or any number of other items that we haven't mentioned here just yet.

If you want to develop an intense focus, try the following exercises:

Take Distractions out of your life. There are many different things that could be considered time-stealers. For instance you have your e-mail, you have Facebook, and perhaps even online games. There are ways to get rid of these, but you have to be 100% committed!

It's not going to be easy but, turn off your phone, close your web browser, and focus on the things you need to do.

Ready, Set, Commit! You more than likely know you have a task to complete, and you probably know that it is vital to get it done, but are you truly committed to getting it done? If not, then you need to get your priorities straight and commit yourself in your entirety. A lack of commitment will lead to you giving into distractions which is not acceptable in any case. If you are committed however, you will find that it is much easier to deal with those distractions.

Limit your Time. The task you're working on might not have a time limit, but that doesn't mean you should not assign one to it anyway. Set a specific time at which you want to be done, and then try to meet your goal.

There may be plenty of distractions going on around you, but you will be in a race to beat the clock, and there is a strong chance you won't be concentrating on much else aside from your work.

Take Breaks. If your mind becomes tired, you will find that you cannot work quite as efficiently as you did. You might finish your task, but how long will it really take to complete if you don't take a break? There is a strong chance that it will take way too long, and this is not something you want to deal with.

The best way to go about it is to work efficiently and with focus for about an hour, and then take a ten minute break. This might sound counterproductive and contrary to what you are trying to accomplish, but you won't accomplish anything if you are too tired to concentrate.

Make a list. If you want to accomplish something, it would be best for you to make a list of your objectives and cross them off as you accomplish each one. This will help you to mark your progress along with way, which will certainly help you to achieve your goals faster.

Reward yourself. You can offer yourself a reward of your choosing when you complete the task at hand.

By rewarding yourself, you will keep your focus and complete your goals in a much quicker manner.

You can keep your intense focus if you follow these steps and remember that you are only human. It won't be too long before you're accomplishing your goals and getting your work done on time. Just remember that it all depends on you!