Focus, Focus, Focus!

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?

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4 Responses to Focus, Focus, Focus!

  1. Thank you for this post. I’m finding myself saying this to myself a lot lately. Now, that I’ve finished writing my first novel and am working on my second novel while getting the first one to it’s final completion for publication, my focus is all over the place. Focus, focus, focus is what I need. Thank you!

  2. Pamela says:

    Congratulations Jeane! You must have some focus techniques that work if you finished TWO novels and probably have so much more going on. I hope you will share what has already worked and which of these suggestions might you try.

  3. Lori says:

    Hey Pamela, so true! Multitasking is my weakness and so is social media! So if I really want to get things done I turn off all email notification blings and rings, cell phone dings, dig in and just do it. With my busy lifestyle with 3 kids including a newborn, i’ve got to seize the moments when I can.

    Thanks for this post!

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