How often do you whisper to yourself, “Focus, focus, focus?” Do you sometimes even shout it? I do. Often. At home and at work, I find that I can very easily be distracted, especially when multitasking like thinking and driving at the same time.
You laugh, but just the other day I was driving to work and almost ended up headed toward my daughter’s cheerleading gym. I took one turn that I am so used to taking because I was thinking of the hundred things I needed to accomplish as soon as I got to work.
How many times have you gone down the wrong path, literally or figuratively, when you should be going somewhere else? What about the times you click on that email notification when you should be writing a report? Or when you start organizing your bookshelf when you should have grabbed the manual and gotten back to work? I know I am not the only one. Am I?
Is there anyone else out there trying to focus more? If so, let’s help each other out by sharing some ideas for how to stay on track. Here are my three: I am trying to kick the habit of multi-tasking, I am prioritizing my tasks better, and I am using my Outlook calendar to schedule time for my multiple work projects.
What are you doing to stay focused?