With so much going on all the time, it’s so hard to stay focused.
That’s why I’ve come up with a list of 6 strategies to stay focused.
Here they are…
1. Take time to decide what’s important and what you want in life
It’s hard to stay focused on what’s important to you if you don’t know what that is. So, the first step is figuring that out and define your values and create a vision for yourself.
Try creating a list of 10 values that you find personally important. You can also think about how you want to be remembered, or what you would want your obituary to say. This is sort of like thinking about your vision for your life.
These resources will also help you:
2. Make a commitment to yourself
Once you know what you want, decide that you’re going to get it. Do this by making a commitment to yourself. After reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, I became fully aware of how incredibly important it is to commit to what it is that you want.
For me, that meant making more money. So, I quit my job as a lawyer, started a blog, and began freelance writing. Now, I am in a whole new career and I’m having the success I’ve always dreamed of. Life is good. 🙂
3. Plan your days with the Productivity Planner
The Productivity Planner is an amazingly helpful tool that I use to plan my days.
It’s a way to prioritize your most important task first so that you get more done. It’s quite phenomenal and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
4. Reward yourself for your success
As you accomplish your goals, reward yourself. The power of positive reinforcement is powerful; don’t underestimate it. 🙂
This will keep you motivated and happy while you’re accomplishing your goals and focused on achieving.
5. Create positive success habits
Aside from using the Productivity Planner to manage your most important tasks and increase your success, you can implement daily habits that will compound over time, making success even more likely.
For example, let’s say you want to be healthier but your evenings often are taken over by house work and family things. Implement a morning routine where you work out before you begin your day. By making a habit of this every day, you’re on the path to a successful healthy lifestyle, which is what you wanted. This is different than the action plan because you are making this part of your routine. When you focus on your health in your action plan for a particular week, you can add doing an extra task, but not a habit. That’s the difference between habits and the actions for the week; one is a task or goal above and beyond what you already do and the other becomes part of your daily life.
Here are a few posts to get started with habits:
6. Show gratitude
Part of lacking focus is spreading yourself too thin. And with little time comes little appreciation. If you’re feeling crazy, try expressing gratitude.
I’m suuuper guilty of this! So, I use The Five Minute Journal every day to express what I’m thankful for and what made my day great. It’s an awesome journal that’s formatted specfiically for showing gratitude. I love it.
The idea of showing gratitude is not new. But it’s also something we forget to make part of our daily routine. If you can reflect on your day and express gratitude every night before bed, it’s likely that you’ll feel better and happier.
A Final Note!
Even with sooo much going on in our lives, you can in fact master your focus and achieve more while being happier and more fulfilled.
These tips should help and the rest is up to you! 🙂