WHY CAN’T I CONCENTRATE FOR MORE THAN 5 SECONDS?
We have those amazing goals, our word for the year, shoot we even have deadlines. Still, we sit in the chair and look out the window, distract ourselves with tweets, and guzzle coffee until Starbucks has a brick with our name on it.
Is it any wonder when we spent the last month eating way to much junk food, spending time with dysfunctional relatives (Not mine of course…LOL), constantly aware of our guests to be the perfect host/hostess? Can any one say fun and a dash of crazy?
Time to get our focus back. Move into the new year with purpose and confidence. I know just the crew to help us out.
5 Tips To Focus Your Time:
1. Narrow Your Focus – You can only do so many things at one time.
You may have many things you want to accomplish, but let each day have it’s own focus. Mainstream blogging to one day and plan ahead. Spend one day more focused on networking.
2. Gather Your Tribe – They Support and Promote You.
As Seth Godin states in his book Tribes, it is important to know our tribe and work together to accomplish a goal. They are our supporters and we need their help and personal investment in what we are doing.
3. Make A List Of Priorities – Review this often to see if you are on track.
Chasing after our dreams is important, but if we leave our tribe behind, we miss the point. Opportune involvement must be agreed upon.
4. Designate What Is Sacred.
Every day you should write something, anything to keep the writing flowing. Get in the zone and don’t let anything stir you. Have a signal prepared to others that this time is to be respected at all costs.
5. Shut Yourself Off From Distractions.
When you are writing, Wear headphones, work in a place where you have limited distractions. If you have a propensity for tweeting your day away, post a note on your computer that says, “No tweeting until ____ words.
What do you do to help you focus?
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