Feed Your Focus
Last week I shared the quote “Starve your distractions and feed your focus” 🔎.
I discussed how intentionality allows you to make decisions that propel you towards your goals. How can you make decisions that feed your focus? Here are a few ideas:
Create goals that are attainable and ambitious. Make them specific with details including who you delegate tasks to and associated deadlines. Keep people accountable with measurable goals. And as you reach your goals… celebrate!
Take time each morning to write out the tasks that you need to accomplish. Prioritize these goals by order of importance and get to work! It’s helpful to sync your digital planners and calendars so your daily tasks & to-dos are easily accessible. If you work better with timelines, allocate specific lengths of time you will devote to each priority.
It is important to choose a routine that works for you. Whether you like to organize your week based on what day it is or schedule each day in time blocks, stay consistent. Your routine will likely never be perfect, but it is important to tweak it to be as productive as possible.
I talk about this a lot, but it’s because business owners are SO bad at doing it.😅 Find ways to separate your personal life and work life. Not only will this ease your mental stress, but it also increases your productivity. Learn to be completely present at the moment, no matter what you are working on.
Research has proven that you are more productive after taking a vacation or at least a complete mental break from work every 90 days. While this may seem unreasonable, consider how refreshed you feel after coming back to work with more space in your brain and energy to get to task. Taking breaks is good for both your physical and mental health, and actually increases your productivity and creativity levels. Make it a point to dedicate at least a couple of days every three months or so to step back from business and recharge.
Purposeful decisions give power to your progress. So, tell me, how are you going to feed your focus?