Focus shows you have the drive and desire to want to achieve something. It’s about putting all your energy into one thing and getting it down with grit and determination. It ingrains your goals and keeps you on the path to success. However, it’s hard to maintain and easily affects your business if you don’t.
Here are five steps to improve your focus and prevent self-sabotage from destroying your success:
Step 1: Find Your Mantra
Everyone has something unique to them that drives them to keep going—for example, putting on music while you work or giving yourself words of encouragement. Whatever it may be, find what resonates with you and repeat it every day before you get to work. If you are not sure, try giving yourself a pep talk in the mirror first thing in the morning and see just how much more productive and positive your day becomes.
Step 2: Commit to Healthy Routines
Adopting a healthy lifestyle and exercise routine is one of the best ways to ensure you get the right nutrients your body needs to function optimally. Poor concentration and memory problems are direct messages from your body that it is missing essential nutrients to work correctly. Learn to listen to it and always strive to provide it what it needs.
Step 3: Eliminate Distractions
Put your distractions like cell phones in a different room or turn on your StayFocused chrome browser extension to block YouTube or other sites you always lose track of time on. Create the right working environment that inspires you to work at your best and quickly. Throw out clutter and things that don’t provide value to your work.
Step 4: Commit to Mindfulness
To be more focused, you have to commit to do so and be mindful of your actions and surroundings. You can’t expect others to provide that information for you, nor will their perspective be automatically valuable. As only you know what you need and want from life, no one else. Only you know if music distracts you or if your set goals don’t actually align, for example.
Step 5: Plan More Effectively
Find the right time of day to do your work. All humans have a set number of productive hours and times of day that work best for them. Test and experiment with various schedules to see what works best for you. Just because everyone else works a 9 to 5 schedule doesn’t mean you have to, too.
Don’t let your lack of focus get in your way any longer. Determine what you really want in life, create an action plan, take responsibility, and control your own life.
Over the next 30 days, we will be talking exclusively about quarterly planning to maximize your productivity by learning the core values and habits needed for success.
Reaching your productivity goals requires understanding, harnessing, acquiring, and juggling many different ideas, concepts, and skills. Throughout this report, you will learn the core values and habits needed for success, what everyday habits to avoid and how a straightforward change in your plans can maximize your productivity.
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