Losing focus is easy. Staying focused is the hard part.
Unfortunately I have constant A.D.D as do most millennials these days. Probably due to our increasingly large caffeine intact. (Thanks Starbucks) It is really hard for me to focus on whats in front on me or the task at hand but easy for me to be side tracked by the laundry or the dishes or remembering if you turned off the stove knowing damn well you don’t cook… Yep, it happens to the best of us.
A lot of times I get down in the dumps when I can’t figure something out. When I am working on a post and I am just in the gutters of no inspiration; I like to doubt myself and tell myself I am no good at what I do, that there are so many bloggers out there and there is no way in hell you are gonna make it. By doing this I have lost all focus. I shut the computer and don’t look at it until the next month when I feel better.
If you are like me and lose focus often… THIS post is the post for you.
Ways that help me focus:
As obnoxious as it sounds boosting your own confidence is key. I recently watched a movie where the main character posted post-it notes all over her house with inspirational quotes and statements like “I am legend”, and “Get it Gurrrl!”. By doing this, this made her happy and reminded herself that she is the shit and she can do anything. When you know you can do anything, your focus will begin with YOU.
Getting up early is hard for me but when I do it, I feel like I get more stuff done and feel way more accomplished than when I get up at noon.
Another way I remain focused is to clean everything before I start anything that way I have no excuse to say my work space is messy. Even though I don’t do my work space in the laundry room, laundry is always on my mind when I don’t want to do something.
For me personally a quiet space is best but do whatever fits your style. Music, a movie, outdoors. Whatever gets you going, do it! Movies distract me, music makes me want to dance, and the sun makes me sleepy. As long as I am in a cool, quiet room with no distractions I can focus for days.
To keep me focused I have to prepare to focus. I know that sounds funny but I make sure I have a snack, water or coffee on hand. Use the restroom, have my phone and my charger handy. If I DON’T do this I will get up a million times and by the time I sit down I am completely over it.
These are just small simple tips that can get you moving and motivated. The more I do the better I feel about myself and where my life is going. I am constantly comparing myself to everyone and it really pushes me down a few notches, but of course you have to pick yourself up and stay focused on what you want in life rather then focus on what others have and accomplish. You do you, and your life will replenish each and every time.
Anytime you miss focus hop back to this post or give yourself little post-it reminders.
“Get it Gurrl!”