Tips For Maintaining Focus and Following Through

Tips For Maintaining Focus and Following Through

Posted on April 24, 2020 by

Tips For Maintaining Focus and Following Through

Hi everyone. Thanks for being here. So we’ve got a question today from Sarah Eggleston and she says, “What are your favorite tips for maintaining your focus and follow through?”.

That’s a great question, Sarah. So one of the things that I do is I utilize my daily sheet. When I utilize my daily sheet, it sets my day off, right? And one of the first things that I do is I visualize my day seeing myself succeed. I visualize my day going well, me achieving what I want to achieve, me finishing what I want to have finished, me making an impact like I want to make an impact.

It also has me write down six things that I’m grateful for and I don’t just write things like my husband and my kids, which of course I’m grateful for, but I write down things that have happened in the past 24 hours that really, really I’m grateful for and that might have something to do with my children or my husband. For example, I might write down that last night my husband gave me tickles and which he did and I absolutely loved and I was really grateful for that. So that went on my gratitude list for the day. And then I write out six things that I absolutely must accomplish for that day. And I try to put the one thing that I really don’t want to do or the hardest thing first. So that way, I feel successful once I complete it. And so all of these strategies are not strategies that I found out on my own or made up on my own. They’re actually strategies that have been proven to help you be more successful and to get more things completed.

I also read my manifesto and to get a copy of the daily sheet and of the manifesto, you can just click the link below and we’ll get you a copy of that. And then understand that it’s just a matter of really, really changing our habits, right? So once you get into doing this routine every day, once you start writing what you’re grateful for, visualizing yourself succeeding, you start succeeding more. When you write down your six things, making sure the first one, the hardest one is done first, it starts to feel good to check that box, right? And then also use it to prioritize what’s important and what’s not important. So utilizing that absolutely helps me get more done. I also utilize the Pomodoro Technique. What that is is where you set a timer for 25 minutes and you just focus on that one thing and that one thing only.

Research also shows that if you use the Pomodoro Technique, you’ll save an average of 16 hours a week, 16 hours a week. It’s because we are so distracted and we’re multitasking so much and the more you multitask, actually the less productive that you are and the harder it is to stay on task when you multitask so much. So when you utilize the Pomodoro Technique, it really, really helps you learn how to just stay on one thing and not to go down on little squirrel holes and rabbit holes and checking on Facebook and Instagram and email and text messages and whatever might come in your way. It focuses you to focus on that one thing. So that is absolutely how I get a lot of things accomplished and how I go about every single day, making sure I complete what I want to complete.

And lastly, what I do Sarah, is I give myself some grace. So sometimes, especially right now, I’m not one to sleep in much, but I’m realizing that every once in a while I need to sleep in a little bit and make sure that I take some time off so that I am more productive throughout the week. So give yourself some grace, especially during the pandemic. We all deserve that.

Tips For Maintaining Focus and Following Through

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