List all tasks before starting the day and set a realistic time frame for each. This sets your mind to manage time better and resist distractions. Turn the TV off and put Facebook notifications on silent. Multitasking always affects work quality. Relax, don't rush, and focus on one task at a time. You'd do it better and faster. Plan breaks between your work so that it doesn't disrupt your work but refreshes your mind.
I’m sure you already know having focus on your goals is super important.
But how can you keep focus on those things you have to do or those daily actions that will move you closer toward your goal?
6 Tips On How To Keep Yourself Focused
If you’re like me, maybe you get distracted from time to time. You intend on doing or finishing a task, but then you’re on Instagram, have a Facebook notification, a friend texts you, or your mind goes in a different direction.
Well, it happens to all of us, but here’s some things that can help:
1. Get Clear On Your Goals/Tasks
First know what your goal is. I like to make daily goals and write down or state my intentions for what I want to accomplish that day.
Once you know what you want, then you’ll have to know how you’ll get there.
What activities and tasks must you do today to reach your goal? Write those down. (I like to add a box next to them so I can check them off once I get through each thing.)
2. Set A Time Frame For Each Task
This really helps me so that I am not wasting too much time on each task (getting distracted, doing something else in between, etc.).
For example, I know I have to make a blog post within 15 minutes. Otherwise, I might start; in between I’d make a snack; then see a facebook notification and go there … then pretty soon, it’s an hour later and I still did not finish that blog post!
3. Stop Multitasking
This elaborates on the previous point. Trying to do everything at once sounds like a noble thing to do but in reality ends up taking more time.
When you have that focused mind on one particular task, you can do it better. Even when you eat while doing nothing else, your body is able to digest that food better.
Same goes for doing your work. One thing at a time!
4. Take A Break
If you keep focused on something, then you can do it better, right? So after a certain amount of time, take a break!
Maybe, by doing a workout, some yoga, taking time to breathe, getting a snack, or whatever it is, plan a break so that you can go back into your tasks with a renewed and fresh energy!
5. Turn Off Distractions
So how do you stop multitasking though? You have to turn off distractions like TV, phone (unless your activity is on your phone of course), put your notifications on silent, and just do the thing you gotta do.
“Do the thing and you will have the power” is a good quote.
This one took me a while to do, but when you are going through your tasks: relax. Trust. Know that you are doing great and doing the right things!
You will reach your goal by being consistent and take better actions when you are relaxed and confident about what you’re doing. There is no rush; everything will come at the perfect time, and you are ready and open to receive.
Those are my best tips I can give you, and once you do this for a few days, it will become easy to stay focused no matter what kind of obstacles and stumbling blocks there are.