Every day involves a constant and massive amount of work at times seemingly overwhelming. Our personal expectations are high as well. We think that we should successfully complete everything on our plates. We demand personal excellence. The work is complex, involving significant decision making and problem solving skills. When we struggle to get it all done and done correctly we think it must be the way we are working. Maybe our time management skills need work. Maybe we should attend a class on decision making techniques. The truth is your brain has biological limits. No matter how much effort you put in, you can’t sit there and make
brilliant decisions all day.
Here are few questions that you need to ask yourself in order to prioritise things and bring more focus in your life :
- Get clear on your priorities. Clear priorities allow you to focus on what matters most. What are your top 3 priorities?
- Environment. Discomfort equals distraction. How could you improve your environment?
- Timers. How could you use a timer to super focus on a project, or limit time sucks like emails & social media?
- Finish What You Start. Avoid brain fog and overwhelm. When & where could you do that little bit extra, and get things finished?
- One Thing At a Time. Where does multitasking reduce your focus? Do one ting well instead of several things distractedly.
- Courage To Say “No”. Where could you say “No” more? When we say “Yes” to someone else, it often means saying “No” to something in our own life.
- Understand Your Focus Boosters. What boosts your focus? e.g. a cup of coffee, stroking a pet, using headphones, classical music or taking a “stretch” break.
- Self Care. Do you ignore your needs and then end up distracting yourself instead? Where could more self-care increase your focus?
- Eliminate Distraction. When focus is required you need zero tolerance for distractions. What are the top 3 ways you distract yourself.
- Discipline. When chosen freely, discipline is uplifting & inspiring. Where do you need to be more disciplined in service of you?
They say awareness is the first step to self-improvement. Self-awareness is the path to understanding your behaviour and actions. When you understand yourself, you can make the necessary changes to achieve success.