7 Ways to Get More Focused
by Anne Bachrach (USA)
When you are focused you get more done – plain and simple. Focus also helps you to enjoy the moment you are in. Being in the present is a gift that many people take for granted. Pay attention. Focus on what you’re doing. You will be happier for it.
It does not matter whether you’re an entrepreneur or an individual just looking for a bit more peace in your life – focus is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.
If you are not certain if you are focused enough or if you want to find ways to fine-tune and enhance your focus, you’re in the right place.
Implement these seven steps and you may be able to remain more laser-focused, be more efficient in your focus and enjoy living in, and working in, the moment.
- Set the alarm clock a bit earlier. We can hear you groaning, but if you get up earlier you may get more done. Also, getting up before everyone in the house wakes up will give you solitude and will make you feel less rushed. If you have always wanted to practice yoga or take a long walk with the dog, read a book, sit on the deck with the paper and your coffee, but you never seem to have the time, getting up earlier will be your gift to yourself. As you are sipping your coffee consider eating breakfast. Skipping meals may make you overeat later. However, if you are doing intermittent fasting schedule your day so you have time later in the morning to break your fast.
- Get the most challenging project out of the way first. If you know you have a pressing task or project to complete putting it off until the end of the day won’t make it go away. Putting it off will only make it so you are working on a challenging project when you are tired from the day. The harder projects will not go away and putting them off will only drain your mental energy because they will still be there tapping you on the shoulder, waiting for you to complete it. If you have been putting business development calls off or until later in the day, do them first thing and be done with them for the day. Brian Tracy calls this ‘Eating that Frog.’ Doing uncomfortable activities first thing in our business day can be very beneficial.
- Eat it one bite at a time. If you have a huge project ahead of you, eat it one bite at a time. Take your large project and break it down into manageable tasks. Don’t look at ‘Write a book,’ for example, as something you need to complete in one sitting. Take your ‘write a book’ project and break it down into smaller ‘meals.’ For example: choose a title, write chapter titles, craft the back-cover copy, look for your author’s photo, and make note of the beginning, middle, and the end, so you have points to work toward.
Source: iCN Issue 38 (Life Coaching: Professional Growth & Direction); pages 39-40
About Anne Bachrach
Anne Bachrach is known as The Accountability Coach™. She has over 25 years of experience training and coaching. Business owners and entrepreneurs who utilize Anne’s proven systems and processes work less, make more money, and have a more balanced and successful life. Anne is the author of the books, Excuses Don’t Count; Results Rule!, and Live Life with No Regrets; How the Choices We Make Impact Our Lives, No Excuses!, and The Work Life Balance Emergency Kit. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/Landing/ and get 3 FREE gifts including a special report on 10 Power Tips for Getting Focused, Organised, and Achieving Your Goals Now. Join the FREE Silver Inner Circle Membership today and receive 10% off on all products and services, in addition to having access to assessments and high-content resources to help you achieve your goals so you can experience a more balanced and successful life