It’s the month of Love, Reflection, Quality Time and Romance.
Well let me add one more…Focus!
So often, we live in the fast lane, traveling 100 miles per hour and we leave the most important thing behind…Ourselves! This month I am offering a special challenge to those who would like to do something for themselves and take advantage of loving you for YOU! Your Focus….Needs MORE FOCUS!
The directions are simple; you can even add your own flavor and get creative!
1. Eliminate the distractions. Get rid of the barriers that are causing you to avoid getting things done - it's that simple! Forget about checking email every five minutes; those emails will still be there when you complete your task. Make a list of distractions and eliminate!
*Turn off the phone and let voice mail take over.
*Close the blinds in your office.
*Turn off the music if you find yourself singing more than working.
*Simply closing the door to your office can give you more
privacy and more focus.
2. Prioritize your work. Rather than working on projects simultaneously, take one thing at a time, focus on it, and worry about all the other projects later. Ultimately, you'll get a lot more done and you'll finish it more quickly. You'll also be recognized by the high quality that you deliver when you're free from distractions.
Find a way to prioritize that works best for you. Choose either the project that has the earliest deadline or the one with the least components so you can finish it quickly and get it out of the way. There are pros and cons to both systems so tackle it whichever way works for you.
3. Tell everyone to respect your time. There are many nice and respectful ways to tell people to back off. If you're finding yourself in a time crunch and can't seem to get away from others, consider letting them know that you need time to finish some important tasks. There are a lot of different ways to do it - just make sure you do!
Set times that you'll accept phone calls and even visitors. Tell them to contact you by email and then set a regular time to check your email.
Set business hours during which people can expect you to return their calls or emails.
4. Set some limitations with your internet access. The internet is wonderful but it can be a huge time waster, especially if you work at a computer all day long. Regain your focus with some self-imposed rules.
First, close all those windows you're not using. Avoid MySpace or Facebook, quit searching on eBay, and leave messenger alone!
Establish certain times each day to use these fun things and just focus on what you have to do. You'll quickly accomplish more!
5. Have confidence in your abilities. This may seem like a really small thing when it comes to focusing and getting back on task, but believing that you can get everything done that you set out to do puts you in a positive frame of mind and you'll be less distracted with stress and worry.
Have confidence that you can complete each task with ease and believe in your ability to deliver. If you'll have the confidence, you're sure to have the focus!
Now that you've been introduced to five ways to focus and get back on task, it's up to you to take action and learn how to focus your thoughts. If you've got to get stuff done, follow these steps so you can put yourself - and your goals - first!
I hope to hear from you how this system assisted you in centering your time and focus on yourself and getting things done for YOURSELF.
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*This is a judgment free atmosphere. We operate in love and acceptance. Your freedom and success is our main concern. You will get the most from this coaching experience as you become transparent and walk in truth with yourself and others. Welcome to your new life!
To Your New Focus,