Like most people around the globe, is it becoming more and more difficult for you to prevent the ever-present distractions of the time and move purposefully toward the goals you set for yourself?
If your answer is yes, then I want to assure you that all hope is not lost yet. You still have the opportunity to do more in your life. You’ve got what it takes to do what you want to do despite being bombarded on a minute-by-minute foundation by the extraordinary amount of information, for example, which will get you stuck and confused rather than empower you to take action and succeed in life.
I have personally had to handle lots of distractions as I try to become more productive as an online writer and publisher. Finding time to feed myself alone could be a demanding task which robs me of a sizeable amount of time to make more content online.
As I work from home, a single visitor to my house can stay for such a long time that they often wind up disrupting my day’s schedule. It is too bad if it’s all about small talk!
Unforeseen life events are another source of diversion.
Now, if you’re a mompreneur or a single parent working at home with those beautiful precocious children around you, I can well imagine how your day could be turned into a nightmare.
TV, emails, telephone calls, and excessive noise from neighbours who hardly understand the harm they’re causing are only a few more sources of those distractions that are making us do less, thereby missing our targets, day after day.
What is the solution to all these? I’ve got six ideas to share with you to help you focus better. They have been helping me a lot and I hope you too will find them extremely helpful.
In anything you do, let your initial motives be your guide. Remind yourself frequently about why you chose to do what you are doing. This should give you the needed will-power to remain committed no matter the distractions.
Do not allow the enormous number of tips-based and how-to articles, podcasts and videos on the internet these days to make you stray from your goals. If anything, they ought to offer a guide so that you do things right and maximize your outcomes. In the final analysis, what your gut instincts tell you should moderate or even override some of these pieces of advice.
-Identify the things or people that are a constant source of distraction in your work life.
This will enable you to devise the perfect approach to minimize the nuisance and accomplish your production targets.
– Have a daily schedule you can implement.
It is no use putting too much on the plate only to end up doing so little in the end of the day. Your daily to-do list should be an enabler instead of a noose around your neck. Make it simple and achievable so that you could have a laser-sharp concentrate on only what is doable.
It is better to properly implement a couple of tasks within a set period of time than to have lots of poorly executed personal projects. Too many uncompleted projects can make you waste resources. They could frustrate you or become a source of pain and permanent regret.
– Make room for “any other business” inside your own schedule.
Like it or not, the unannounced visits will occur once in a while. You’ll need to attend to the children – and, some can really be demanding! There’s absolutely nothing you can do about that. You must eat well in order to stay healthy and productive.
This is why you have to find an efficient way to accommodate all these inside your otherwise tight schedule.
I feel this is the only way to go on being focused and productive regardless of the obstacles that may come your way.
– Finally, get enough rest.
You don’t need to overwork your body and mind in order to get what you want out of life.Find enough time to participate in healthy habits which will enable you to sleep soundly and rest better.
What is the use? You may ask. According to the experts, one big benefit of getting sufficient sleep, rest and relaxation time for yourself is that it lets you gain clarity and mental stability.
It goes without saying you will come back more energized to focus on your tasks and achieve your desired outcomes.
The distractions will never go away completely. In fact, the entire world is gearing itself up for more to come. That’s the reason why you will need to cultivate these habits to stay focused on your endeavors and personal goals.