Thursday, November 21, 2013

Focus Part 2

I wrote about staying focused yesterday. I'm writing about it again today. Again and again I find myself coming back to the topic of staying focused. It's not an easy thing to do, I'll tell you that.


Here are some things I do to stay focused:

ONE: Checklists
Checklists are a must in my life. Without them, I'd be completely lost. I don't know what it is, but there is something so fulfilling about checking a box after finishing a task. Truth be told, I make super long checklists just so I can have things to check off. I'll include little things like "organize pens" or "choose tomorrow's outfit."

TWO: Breaks
I have a hard time sitting still and focusing especially when it's something I'd rather not be doing. The important thing is to work hard for a long enough time to make a dent in your work but to make sure you are resting your brain along the way. I always notice how fried my brain gets if I don't take breaks. Some things I like to do that are short but fulfilling: brush my hair, wash my face, browse Pinterest, etc...

THREE: Motivation
I know it sounds silly, but I have a post-note stuck to my wall that says "Goal: Stay Focused." Whenever my mind starts to wander, I look up at my little sticky note and for some reason it gives me that extra push to keep going. Motivation can come from anywhere. A lot of the time, at the bottom of my checklists, I'll write in a reward such as "catch up on Grey's Anatomy" or "online retail therapy."

What do you all do to stay focused?

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