Focus is the key to successful living.
During the lockdown years, the whole world had focus on covid19. For many of us, it was a complete change of focus at work, in home life and even relationships had a different focus.
Did you work from home or in a completely new environment? Did your industry grind to a halt? Were colleagues dropping like flies, and stress levels high?
With dining rooms and kitchen tables turned into offices. And general workspaces juggled for social distancing.
Did you find focus was difficult?.
It’s then clear that focus drives everything in your life.
Focus determines if you experience a high quality of life and achieve your goals. Focus makes ideas meaningful to YOU.
Here are three counter-intuitive ways to stay focused:
1. Making fewer decisions is the key to improved focus.
The more decisions you make, the more fatigued your brain becomes. So, first, stop browsing so much. Browsing consumes incredible amounts of brainpower. New links and every new piece of information to pay attention to eats up your mental energy and reserves. It costs you not only your focus but your willpower and future focal power as well. If you’re looking for something, search, for ONE thing, find it… and then stop. Limit your browsing and get back your brain.
2. Define your mission, and focus on your life plans.
Do you know what your intention is? Or are doing too many things that aren’t important. Ask yourself, “What do I desire in life? What should I be doing with my time at this moment to further my life and mission?”
Figure out the steps ahead. Take focused action, and be ruthless in minimizing time spent on anything else.
3. Say NO to everything immediately, keep your focus clear from now on.
Don’t immediately commit to projects anymore. Check them against your mission and passions. Ask, “Should I focus on this right now in my life? Yes or no? Is this good for me or bad for me? Is this the right time or wrong time?” Learn to say no to anything that doesn’t fire your heart with full commitment and enthusiasm.
Staying focused is one of the most important skills in life. It’s time to commit to getting back to a simple approach to life, to focusing on only one-to-three major things at a time.
Day by day, moment by moment, move your life toward only those things that engage and energize you.
Take notice when you feel a bit more accomplished and how that leads to a feeling of happiness.