I am happiest when I am producing. Accomplishments are one of my drives to live. So not being able to focus has been depressing me. I searched online for ways to stay focused, and would like to share them with you today. I started with the article from wikihow.com, (the link is below). The starred ones are from the article, but had been rewritten (reworded) by me. The non-starred ones are my contributions and are ways that I have used over and over again for myself when I get distracted.
10 Ways to Stay Focused Self Checks
*1) Make sure your desk is uncluttered. Clear-out the items that could distract you from your work.
2) Write down your tasks / goals and make sure they can be checked off, or erased. Measurable.
3) Prioritize your tasks. Divide them into categories if necessary. It will eliminate repetition, if any exist.
*4) Clarify your goals / tasks and remember the driving force. Why did you want to do it in the first place?
5) Know how long each task will take and set a time limit for it.
*6) Exercise your will power! Don't stray from the tasks.
*7) Repeat your "focus mantra." Live it, smell it, and work towards it everyday.
8) Reward yourself. A little treat now and then helps perhaps a delicious cup of Frappuccino?
9) Get adequate rest. People tend to focus better when they have enough sleep.
*10) Procrastination is the thief of time. Avoid delaying since it will only steal your time from other goals.
So what do you think of these items?
Here are Self Sagacity's Thursday Two Questions Meme #122
1) What do you do to stay focused?
2) Do use any of the items, or have suggestions for a new one?
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