“It always seems impossible until it’s done”
Distraction is our worst enemy and we wouldn’t even know it! In a world full of distractions it’s extremely important that we clear our minds and space if we ever intend on getting anything accomplished or even being successful in life. This starts with making a conscious decision to block out any and everything that isn’t conducive to our success. Here are five ways to stay focused in order for you to reach your goals in life.
- Clear your mind
More often than not, we constantly have a million things running through our brains at once. No, seriously its been said by experts that the mind thinks on average between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day. That’s an average of 2500 – 3,300 thoughts per hour. That’s insane! Something I personally like to do is “brain dump“. I get my journal and just start writing down everything going on in my head, whether it’s tasks that need to be completed or just random thoughts.
2. Make a to-do list
Every morning or the night before write out a to-do list for the day. Write down everything you need to get accomplished from going to the grocery store to laundry. Prioritize your list and make sure you check off every task as it gets completed. Whatever hasn’t been done that day, move it to the following day until it gets checked off your list!
3. Stop Multitasking
Instead of trying to focus on a million different things at once, just focus on one task at a time and see to it that it gets completed. Constantly trying to work on multiple projects at once leads to burn out and in worse cases, nothing gets accomplished.
4. Reduce your distractions
Turn off the television. Put your phone on ” do not disturb” and make sure your environment is noise-free. Try to work on important tasks during hours where you’re more likely to not be disturbed such as early in the morning or late at night.
5. Constantly Remind Yourself of Your Ultimate Goals
If you haven’t already you should write down your ‘why” on a sticky note and put it on your bathroom mirror or your fridge. Your “why” is simply the reason you’re committing yourself to these goals. Create a vision board if you’re more of the visual type. Listen to engaging audio or motivating videos while your work to keep you focused. Whatever way suits you best just let that be your motivator and let it drive you all the way to your end goal because you can do it!